Swiss Grapes — The Twins: Gamaret & Garanoir

Whenever I think of Gamaret, I invariably think of its less assertive twin, Garanoir. And whenever my mind thinks in pairs like that, it invariably settles on the Silva sisters, Sheila and Sonja. The dreaded sisters were among my most formidable childhood antagonists and the first set of twins to enter my consciousness as classmates […]

The Women of Swiss Wine

By most accounts Switzerland is a pretty good place to be a woman. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through its annual Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Switzerland ranked first with the fewest impediments to gender equality (8.1%) — ahead of next-in-line Denmark (10.4%) and third-place Sweden (10.5%). That’s pretty good company […]

The Wine Advocate’s Latest Swiss Foray

It’s like a national holiday in the Confederation when The Wine Advocate shows up with new reporting on the nation’s wines. I can attest: everyone in the business is on alert — social media accounts fire-up, graphics departments get busy creating shelf-talkers and every commentator worth their weight in chasselas opines on the results. The current issue […]