Be a tourist in Swiss vineyards in the winter! You’ll see the true landscape of Swiss wine: extraordinary geography and human hands meet, a continuation of a culture that reaches far back in time.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Climate change is on the mind of everyone in the wine business, not just the short-term reactions to weather but the longer-term concerns about what grape varieties will work and how to manage them. Last weekend I visited the Maison Blanche in Yvorne with a group of judges from the Mondial des […]
Swiss vineyards take drones to new level GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Vineyards have been using drones regularly for aerial photography for some years, mainly in the US and Australia, but a Swiss pilot project is taking drones to new heights – not literally, but in terms of their technological prowess. This week a surprising Swiss trio […]
Don’t make forecasts about the 2104 harvest just yet! Two months ago a wine producer from canton Valais suddenly turned to me at a crowded dinner where the conversation had been fairly lighthearted. He frowned and said, “we’re worried about Suzukii, not the car, but the new bug.” I gave him a blank look, so […]