The Swiss vineyards are the size of the Alsatian (150 sq.km.) however they are more difficult than the later to find in London (UK), in part because of some ill informed misconceptions.
Even the most devoted oenophile may be unfamiliar with the venerable local viticulture traditions that yield little-known but noteworthy wines.
The Landscape of Swiss Wine introduces readers to Switzerland’s wines and the extraordinary landscapes that give rise to them. Wine writer Sue Style explores how vine cultivation has shaped the landscape down the centuries, and introduces the reader to Switzerland’s best winemakers.
Pinot Noir Swiss style caught my heart – not for the first time – last week. I spent three days in wineries around the country tasting wines in the making, in barrels, mainly Pinot Noirs. Wonderful as it is to learn about wines by meeting them in their early, not fully formed days, tasting a very good wine once it is bottled and on the market is a greater pleasure.
Heroic viticulture: It’s a phrase often employed to describe the farming of difficult landscapes, and Lavaux, Switzerland is a region that exemplifies the concept perfectly. The first time your eyes set upon its steep terraces, you’re struck by the impracticality of it all. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this sun-blessed side of Lake Geneva evokes a fairytale setting of flower filled balconies, shimmering blue waters and frosty mountain peaks to be relished with a glass of local Chasselas.
Swiss wines may be little known beyond its borders, but Switzerland boasts a wealth of characterful viticultural areas and many native grapes. Robin Kick MW introduces three key varieties and recommends 10 excellent wines to try.
Nicolas Joly is a superstar in the increasingly accepted world of biodynamic winemaking, although he would probably cringe at that label. But a presentation Monday night in Valais, at the Tsampéhro cellar in Flanthey, made it was easy to see why he’s not just another farmer touting natural wines. The Frenchman knows how to capture a crowd, even one including some very good Swiss winemakers who arrived as skeptics.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, and huge changes have been made in Beijing, capital of China, over the past 40 years. We have invited 40 foreign experts to participate in a series of interviews named “New Era, New Insight” jointly hosted by GMW.cn（The official website of Guangming Daily） and the Information Office of Beijing Municipality and share their “Beijing Stories”.
The following is part of the script of the interview with Claudia Masueger, CEO and founder of CHEERS Wines.
Perfect weather is just one of them. Right before the first snowflake of the season falls, and the summer sun begins to weaken, there comes a magical time in Switzerland.
For the last two years 67 Pall Mall has been hosting events on the theme of Swiss wines. In the spring a walk around tasting for professionals and members, in the fall a master class for members. Both events attract passionate wine lovers.