Swiss Wine Regions

Wine Tasting

Soft

Describes a wine with a mild tannin or acid sensation with no harshness on the palate or in the aftertaste.

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Sommelier

A trained wine expert that often works in fine restaurants.

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Sec

French for dry, except in the case of Champagne, where it means semi-sweet.

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Sangria

A tart punch made from red wine along with orange, lemon and apricot juice with added sugar.

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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Altesse

More appreciated on its home turf between Lyon and Lake Geneva, it thrives in Valais

Diolinoir

A new variety, Diolinoir was developed in 1970 at Pully (Vaud). When grown in favorable locations in Valais, it gives a fine, robust wine, rich in color and with good tannin content. It is a cross between Diolly and Pinot Noir.

Durize

Durize is a red wine grape, possibly indigenous, grown in the Valais district of Switzerland

Tis better for pearls to pass through the lips of swine than good wine to pass through the lips of the indifferent!

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Swiss Alps, cows, wine bottle and large clock face in Bern, Switzerland

Fine Swiss Wine

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