Sierre, Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The opening of the 6-7 September (Saturday-Sunday) Vinea wine fair in Sierre promises its usual spectacular weather, with pleasant temperatures and sunny skies.
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Perfect pairing: liver and onions with Humagne Rouge, and for another night, Zurich Räuschling with Gruyère fondue.
Organic wine, the new mistress of the French heartland – beautifully seductive and the hottest girl in town or country. Everybody wants to have her, and to listen to the marketing spiels, everybody’s got her. Whew, what a dame! But French mistresses have a reputation for artifice. I’ve been keen to see for myself to […]
Withered Pinot Gris grapes make a luscious sweet wine A beautiful reincarnation began on the mountainside above Aigle last Saturday: 60 0 kg of shriveled and mostly unattractive grapes were snipped off the vines and began a slow transformation into a rich gold liquid that is one of the treasures of Switzerland, at the Badoux […]
A wine class teacher told me you should sniff fruit in stores as often as possible to really register those smells, so if you see people bending over the fruit and breathing (in) heavily, they might be wine lovers. I do the same with flowers. Last Sunday before going from the Château Mercier in Sierre, […]