It’s high season for pruning vines in Switzerland, the job grape growers say determines whether or not they will have the best possible grapes. I spent a chilly afternoon learning to prune vines.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Mites are back, thanks to global warming, and that’s not good news for winelovers. Cheer on those growers out among the vines in coming weeks, as they go after the cheeky little pests who party in hordes and destroy young growth on vines. The problem is that mites love dry, hot summers, […]
BERN, SWITZERLAND – The headline from Bern, “25 years of sexual confusion in Switzerland” is a clear winner for waking up editors, but those in the world of wine will be less surprised than others: sexual confusion aimed at grapevine pests has significantly reduced the use of chemical insecticides. The sexual confusion method used by […]