The Lake Zurich region was once a large wine-producing area, hard to believe when you stand anywhere at the edge of Lake Zurich now and see mainly industry and homes. But many of the slopes that are so populated today were once vine-covered. A mere 150 years ago Zürichsee had some 2,000 hectares of vineyard: […]
It’s one thing to pucker up and eat raw rhubarb; it’s another to drink wine with something this sharp.
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 […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Swiss white wines are so often drunk young that it’s a surprise to find an older one. Chasselas vertical tastings are becoming popular, thanks to efforts by wine producers in Vaud in particular, and we now know that some of them age beautifully and within 10 years they can develop new notes […]
New guide provides useful tool GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Organic wines, known as “bio” in French, and more particularly biodynamic wines, were long regarded suspiciously by many consumers, conjuring up vague (and not quite right) images of hippy wines made with animal horns and consumed with unpalatable brown rice. Those were the bad old days and […]