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Discover Swiss wines!

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How well do you know Swiss wines? Have you tried Ticino's wonderful (and unique) white Merlot? Been to a tasting offered by the only wine producer in Basel-Stadt? Every one of the country's 26 cantons produces wine, most of them in very limited quantities. Join me in my quest to discover excellence--and curiosities--in the world of Swiss wine.
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Chemin du Vignoble, 1971 Grimisuat, Switzerland
Switzerland’s largest and oldest wine region (viticulture in this area dates back to the Roman Era) stretches fifty miles along the Rhône River in the canton of Valais. Plan an excursion along the Chemin du Vignoble, a meandering wine route...
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The quaint, charming Rindermarkt is home to the Oepfelchammer, the city's oldest preserved pub. It serves terrific local wines in an all-wood setting with patrons’ names carved into the walls.
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Rheingasse 19, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Consum, the bar across from the Hotel Krafft, offers a spectacular range of wines, including rare options from the Alsatian border, as well as a well-tailored selection of cheeses and meats to match. The dark atmosphere and soft acoustics make it...
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Saint-Saphorin, Switzerland
The St Saphorin vineyards of Lavaux in Switzerland's riviera produce a more fruity wine than neighbouring Dezaley. The dramatic view of the lake and the Alps makes it a very popular destination for wine-tasting, eating out on a terrasse or just...