Today has been a day for celebrating in Fully, canton Valais, the day when Spring and Petite Arvine are declared to be partners, and people turn their attention to this wonderful grape, one of Europe’s finest. Wineries invite special guests – last year saw several winemakers from Burgundy – the wine flows to keep up […]
The Celliers de Sion will make skiers as well as flatlanders happy this winter, with a new wine tourism centre that has just opened, 1 December. Winter visitors to the area can now opt for an easy introduction to two of the region’s largest wineries, learning something in the process about central Valais wines. The […]
Note: At the end here you’ll find an interview done with me by Tony Johnston at WRS radio in Geneva, about Petite Arvine, one of Switzerland’s most interesting “native” specialty grapes. Tony and I have agreed to talk about a Swiss wine pick of mine every three weeks. This is not a commercial agreement and […]
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 […]
A couple of photos, the start to a beautiful day of tasting 30 years of Tourmentin, a red blend from the Rouvinez winery in Sierre. Details to follow but suffice it to say, for now, that this was a wonderful collection of wines that are aging very, very well.