This week, two more Swiss red blends, at affordable prices, like last week. But this time the two are very different, one from Vétroz in Valais and the other from the Côte d’Orbes in Vaud. As a bonus, a wine for special moments and a reminder that some wines need more time. Rebbio 2017 from […]
Swiss Syrah learning curve Geneva was home to a terrific master class in June of Syrah wines from granite areas, a project offered by jointly by the AOC St Joseph in France and Fully vignérons in Valais, Switzerland. It included north of northern Rhone Syrahs from Valais and northern Rhone wines from France, whose vineyards […]
This could be a watershed year for Swiss wine, the year when wine tourism comes of age. Lausanne in March became one of the world’s 10 Great Wine Capitals, a network of wine centres that is behind the five-year-old International Best of Wine Tourism awards. Switzerland’s first awards, whose winners compete in the international awards, […]
Looking beyond formulas for great wines The Guardian’s article about natural, organic and biodynamic wines with its slew of missionary purists reminded me of a series of photos I took in March at the Jean-René Germanier winery in Vetroz. The best Swiss wineries are trying ancient, older and new methods and combinations of all of […]
One of the best ways to learn about grape growing and winemaking is to watch it happen. An ongoing series of Swiss wine videos.