The Etoiles du Valais wine awards were handed out 4 December in Bern to the wineries judged the best in the canton in 2019, each for a wine that features the canton’s native son grape varieties. Vintages were 2018 except for Syrah, Cornalin and Heidi, which benefit from more time, and these awards were for […]
Fried winter sage, Fendant
Quickly stir-fried, sage leaves make a fun snack with a glass of well-chilled Valais Fendant, or you might try a Muscat, Païen or powerful Petite Arvine for stronger aromas.
Vaud Chasselas, 8 Valais stars – coming soon
I’ll be taking part in, and reporting back to you soon, on two annual events that are not open to the public but which will point you to some of the best Swiss wines. The first is the annual selection of favourite Chasselas wines from canton Vaud, the Lauriers de Platine Terravin, organized by the […]
Eat your potatoes!
I’m astonished: it seems that we are throwing away more than half of our potatoes in Switzerland. A new report from ETH in Zurich shows that producers are wasting them, but consumers are the worst among the guilty parties. Did you know that we throw away 300 kg of food per person per year? Save […]
Swiss wines for Milan Expo 2015 selected
Bern announces lineup of food and wine for world expo BERN, SWITZERLAND – Completer, an old and uncommon grape variety, may be the Swiss wine that surprises and delights the most at Milan Expo 2015 this summer. But given the small amount of Swiss wine that is exported, the world fair in Italy will be […]