Valais has a wonderful collection of wines, far richer in diversity than most wine-growing regions in the world. One of the real jewels among them is Petite Arvine, a wine which has a surprisingly salty finish. A friend who was translating a wine text recently asked me, “That can’t be right, can it? it’s not […]
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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.
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 […]