If you’re interested in the wines of the Valais you need to get yourself down asap to the Oenothèque of the Chateau de Villa in Sierre, in the heart of Switzerland’s largest and most rewarding winegrowing region
If you always thought Emmentaler was boring and bland, think again – and hunt down the real thing: Emmentaler AOP from Switzerland
Switzerland’s alpine cheeses are priceless treasures, but by far the mostly costly is Piora from Ticino
Eating out in Switzerland in the next couple of weeks? Look out for restaurants participating in Swiss Wine Week
Some recent visits (mainly vinous) to the Valais, my fave Swiss canton
If you love Swiss wines and are living in or near Switzerland (or even planning a visit in the next ten days), there’s a treat in store. From the 20th to the 30th of November, it’s Swiss Wine Week. Which means what, exactly? It’s a joint initiative by Swiss Wine Promotion (whose new logo is featured left)… Continue reading Swiss Wine Week 2014
To many non-Swiss, fondue is a bit of a Seventies cliché. In Switzerland, it’s just an uncomplicated, convivial, warming winter dish – just right for this week when the temperature has been struggling to get its head above zero. There are no hard and fast rules about which cheese to use – at least none… Continue reading Fancy a fondue?