Cépages suisses: Histoires et origines

José Vouillamoz may be one of the few people in the world to have drunk over 600 different wine grape varieties. His scope as an ampelographer is truly global, however, his native Swiss heart is still in the wine regions where he  grew up. Cépages Suisses is his literary contribution to the viticultural heritage of Switzerland and the great variety of its native varieties. Originally published i...
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CWW Trip to Switzerland: Part 1

Nine CWW members headed to Switzerland and spent a week discovering the wine regions and wines of this high-altitude European country. In the first of a two-part report, our members report on the different wine varieties found in this unique wine country, an insight into how climate change might affect Swiss viticulture and some highlights from the trip including a visit to VINEA wine fair and a t...
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A lofty adventure into the Switzerland

Our journey from Sierre in the French speaking part of Switzerland to the charming Agriturismo Fattoria L’Amorosa for our lunch in the Italian speaking region of Ticino was quite adventurous. Travel involved a bus ride to Sierre’s quaint train station, followed by a short train ride, then a change to another train. Happily, Andrea Conconi, director of Ticinowine, the region’s promotional board, ha...
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