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.
It’s hard to stay focused at a good wine fair. I went to Bern recently to visit Vinumrarum, an annual weekend wine fair for independent family wineries. I decided to focus on Petite Arvine wines. The more people who make this increasingly popular wine (Valais produced 1.9 million kg Arvine grapes in 2016, about 100,000 […]
(Update, 29 December: many thanks to Jancis Robinson for permission to republish in its entirety a new review of my Swiss wine book ). A series of reviews by JR staffer Tamlyn Currin includes a review of Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines, published 27 December. Currin ran a series of year-end book reviews in 2015 and they were so popular […]
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Lavaux is about to put to rest forever the idea that organic wines are second-best, following a decision by a group of growers-producers Wednesday evening to stop using all synthetic products and to sharply curb the number of vine treatments by helicopters, from 7-8 a year to 4. The vote by producers […]
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Lavaux and its vineyards are getting a tourism boost in the form of a new day pass (carte journalière) that allows visitors to use several different trains, buses and funicular cars freely throughout the day and to reach all the area’s tourism sites via train. The Mobilis Lavaux Riviera Pass can be […]