A beautiful start to the day for vineyards in Miège, after last night’s snow a little higher up the mountainside, and plenty of rain for the vines. Click on image to view large; scroll to see both (we’re trying to sort out a technical problem with the way they display).
Don’t make forecasts about the 2104 harvest just yet! Two months ago a wine producer from canton Valais suddenly turned to me at a crowded dinner where the conversation had been fairly lighthearted. He frowned and said, “we’re worried about Suzukii, not the car, but the new bug.” I gave him a blank look, so […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland’s six wine regions each have winery open days, spread out over several weekends. Geneva and Ticino had theirs last weekend, pulling in good crowds. This weekend Valais has its turn, taking advantage of the long holiday weekend to run for three days. Next weekend it’s Vaud’s turn. The basic principle […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Provins, canton Valais cooperative winery and Switzerland’s largest wine producer, has filed criminal charges against an unknown person(s) for defamation and slander, the company said Friday 12 April. The Sion-based firm says that for several months vicious rumours have been circulating that it is in financial trouble and planning to sell the […]
Finals are just 2 weeks away and Valais’s finest Alpine cows show their stuff in Mollens arena GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – You know spring is here when Swiss cows begin to fight (tourism office schedule) and the crowds stream in from all corners of the country to watch them. Cool weather at 900 metres in Mollens, […]