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.
Most Swiss wine never leaves the country, but an annual event in a former Zurich factory is the ideal place to try it.
One hundred years ago, if you had passed by the Escher Wyss factory in what was then Zurich’s gritty, industrial heartland, you might have glimpsed a ship being rolled out through the arched gates of the grand brick edifice known as the Schiffbau.
21 countries! A symbolic number that gives strong confirmation of the international aspect of the Mondial des Pinots, which this year celebrates its 21st birthday in Sierre. The awards ceremony takes place today in the Jubilee Space in the centre of the VINEA wine fair that opens its doors tomorrow. This year, an extraordinary 8 Great Gold medals were attributed, of which 4 went to Swiss cellars – a record number.
From July 18 to August 11, 2019, once in a generation the Fête des Vignerons dazzles hundreds of thousands of spectators in Vevey.
Recognized by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage, the Fête des Vignerons brings generations together, connecting people from the villages, the countryside and the vineyards, locals and foreigners, and offers each visitor the opportunity to go beyond themselves, to transcend and collectively participate in a show unique in the world.
Your next visit to a European wine country isn’t in France, Italy or Spain. The wine in this country is so good, they don’t want to export it — keeping 98% for themselves.
Images: 1) Lavaux, Cully-Epesses (UNESCO), 2) La Côte, Féchy, 3) Valais, Chamoson, 4) Lake Zurich, Meilen
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate is one of the most important and influential publications in the international wine world. Besides Robert Parker, they are the best wine journalists, who, under his guidance, regularly taste wines from the most important wine regions of the world. Among them, Stephan Reinhardt is the responsible critic notably of Switzerland.
Learn about Swiss wines & history. Interview with Dr José Vouillamoz by Amada Barnes who describes the history, wine regions and wines of Switzerland in this full length interview. José Vouillamoz is a leading botanist and has discovered more than 300 different grape .