Swiss wines and Pataclette® (a contraction of potato and raclette) to seduce British sommeliers and buyers at the 5th annual Swiss wine promotional event in London.
Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and cheeses, but it may surprise many people to know that the country has a thriving wine industry as well. Sadly, most of us will never get to indulge in savoring a Swiss vintage because (thanks to its small production volume and thirsty citizens) less than 2% of the country’s wine is ever exported. That means that if you want to experience the bounty of one of Europe’s tastiest wine regions, you’ll pretty much have to go there yourself.
Both wine amateurs and wine professionals consider Decanter to be one of the leading publications in the world of wine. For the past 16 years it has run the largest of all global wine competitions: The Decanter World Wine Awards, which received over 16,500 entries this year.
The Swiss town of Vevey has staged a once-in-a-generation celebration of its winemakers, with fancy dress, alpine horns, cows and dancers kicking off a festival that dates back to the 18th century. The three-week Fête des Vignerons, which began in 1797, is held roughly every 20 years and on Thursday 5,500 locals donned costumes, wigs and makeup to take part in the gala opening
I was fortunate to attend a dinner in New York held by a group of Swiss vintners showing off modern viniculture from a country whose wines are so rarely written about - not from a lack of interest but from a lack of Swiss wines to write about.
In order to promote Swiss wines and the sommelier role, the Swiss sommeliers association launches the second edition of the "Swiss Sommeliers Challenge" aimed at helping viewers discover our best terroirs through video clips produced by sommeliers from around the world.
While the Swiss are the 4th largest wine drinkers in the world per capita they have to import 65% of the wine they drink.
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.
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.