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Sips with the Swiss

by Christopher Fielden

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 @ 12:12

ONE of the exciting things about wine - as I have said before - is that there is always something new to learn about it. This was brought home to me forcefully when I spent five days in Switzerland recently. We may not often think of the country of William Tell, cuckoo-clocks, and Toblerone in terms of wine, even though it has more than 15,000 hectares of vineyards.

The reasons for this are twofold: it drinks all but 1.5 per cent of its production itself; and the wines are ...

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