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31 Oct

Christian & Julien Dutruy, « brethren of the Coast (La Côte) » !

A few years ago Christian and Julien Dutruy took over from this renown estate from their father. In addition, the Dutruy family also runs a grapevine nursery. Before taking one the estate, the two brothers trained and traveled to various skies or rather latitudes. 

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31 Oct

Yvonne Stöckli, the sommelier and her great wine book

The Gourmetguide «Gault Millau 2016» recently awarded Yvonne Stöckli the title of best sommelier. She has been committed to Swiss wines for more than 20 years. Portrait of a pioneer.

 

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30 Oct

Caroline Lefay, sommelier and manager at Yatus, a popular wine bar in Lausanne.

Caroline Lefay likes to define herself as nomadic and epicurean, she is passionate and enthusiastic, her unusual career took her around the world, where she collected a wealth of experience and a great self-confidence. She currently manages the Yatus in Lausanne where she hopes to bring her personal touch and give the place some of her soul.

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19 Sep

Why Swiss wines are making their mark on English tastes

Christine Austin hits the high road in the Alps as she sets in search of Switzerland’s best wines. Most of the time, when I am travelling overseas, I have to explain where Yorkshire is, but not in Switzerland. Everyone in the Swiss wine business knows about Yorkshire – or at least about the company that is the major importer of their wines. Now based in Bradford, Joelle Nebbe-Mornod is Swiss-born and under her company name of Alpine Wines she has opened up the world of Swiss wines to UK consumers.

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13 Feb

A piece of Switzerland in the heart of Hong Kong

Created in 1928, and Hong Kong's oldest hotel, the legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East" continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance. A stay at the hotel allows you to re-live the glamour of travel of a by-gone era and explore the many antiques and historical artifacts on display around the hotel. The hotel also boasts 14 bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms. Like all great hotels around the world, the Peninsula offers various cuisines including a Swiss restaurant: the Chesa...

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10 Feb

Jean-Daniel Suardet, a winemaker at heart

The man is imposing both by his stature and by his calm. After observing him for a moment it clearly appears that the slogan “the quiet force” was written for him. Native of La Côte, he defines himself as a "winemaker at heart." He tells us that at the age of twelve, he already wanted to become a winemaker. He has even become a master winemaker. When we mention the respect his peers have for him, he replies modestly "it’s easier to win a rally when you have a good car."

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02 Feb

Anne Müller, the winemaker who lives with the moon

Our winemaker has made an explosive entrance into the wine world after serving for ten years as a special education teacher. Her passion for wine, combined with the chance to own some family vineyards, helped her to get started. It was with a small range of wines that she was quickly "spotted" by a few wine merchants, restaurants and journalists. Then the Gault & Millau guide, placed her immediately among the 100 best winemakers in the country without going through the interim step of  "rookie of the year."

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21 Jan

Philippe Gex, hyperactive, tireless and …lazy

The tone is set as soon as we enter the courtyard at ​​La Pierre Latine estate in Yvorne. "Come in, and let’s have a glass" at only ten o'clock in the morning. The conversation is launched rapidly and before talking of the winemaker, we take an interest in the public figure. For Philippe Gex is a major personality in the region.

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10 Jan

God Save the Crosex Grillé!

She is Suzann Churchill, daughter of the Duke of Marlborough, fifth in line. He is Aimé-Timothée Cuénod, son of a pastor of Villette by the lake Geneva. Together the young couple had acquired, the Clos du Crosex Grillé, which they cherished and for long the product of this vineyard was seen as a trophy both in Switzerland and England.

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20 Dec

Francesco Benvenuto, sommelier capo al nuovo ristorante IGNIV, dello chef Andreas Caminada

AnchorIl 16 dicembre 2015, quando apre la prima bottiglia nel nuovo ristorante al Grand Resort che Andreas Caminada dirige a Bad Ragaz, Francesco Benvenuto è in attesa, ma fiducioso, di fronte alle qualità del suo nuovo principale e capo dello staff, del quale ne apprezza lo spirito di collaborazione. 

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