Notes on several wines from the Lake Zurich region (background information on the area’s wines: Zürichsee, pendulum swings). I tasted these at a press wine tasting at the Wein&Sein Höcklistein, Rapperswil-Jona, in December, organized as part of a larger Swiss Wine & Friends tasting event. The region has 32 wineries, and the quality level is […]
May and early June are for me the in-between time for wines, too cool to sip whites all evening outdoors but a night of red can feel like too much – we want to move on after a winter of them. I dropped in briefly at the end of a day of tasting organized by […]
Once a year the Mémoire des Vins Suisses group invites the public to a tasting session where wineries present three vintages of their wine. It’s a don’t-miss event.
Geneva holds its wineries’ open house day this Saturday, 30 May, a great chance to discover some of the little treasure chest wines hidden there. Grape names you rarely hear in Switzerland, or at least not in French-speaking Switzerland, like Scheurebe, Kerner, Findling, Dunkelfelder and Cabernet Dorsaz, are on the wine lists of several wineries. […]
We always had a light supper on Easter Saturday when I was growing up: it was the end of Lent in my Catholic household, but there was the promise of a big Easter Sunday dinner. It was a time for anticipation rather than celebration, which would come the next day. I always had a new […]