Several wineries now make Garanoir-Gamaret blends which tend to give a wine that is easy to drink, more robust than a Pinot Noir yet lighter than the more tannic wines such as Syrah and Cornalin, which are popular as hearty reds in Switzerland.
Wine drinkers who are hunting for organic wines, slow down! These wines aren’t created overnight, but we have taken such a fancy to the idea of them in Europe, in such a short time, that the winemaking business barely has a chance to keep up. More organic wines, quality up, prices higher The number of […]
Sunday wine news perusings and musings for you. An article in Forbes about Swiss wine that will please the country’s wine promotion body, an interesting article about natural wine in The Guardian that is too focused on France, a provocative story in Le Temps about Bern’s efforts to centralize agricultural (including wine) research, a promising […]
The supermarkets If you shop for wine in Swiss supermarkets regularly, you’ll have noticed that the best wines are rarely found there. Take note: the situation is changing, albeit slowly. Supermarkets and other large retailers sold more Swiss AOC wines in 2017 (after falling for four years), and less lower-end wine, a study released 1 […]
Michel Rochat, the head of the École Hotelière de Lausanne, has been named president of the Office des Vins Vaudois, the canton’s wine promotion body. He succeeds Pierre Keller as of January 2019. Keller will have served in the part-time post for 8 years when he leaves; he has heavily promoted Vaud wines outside Switzerland, […]