Swiss Wine Watch: Time to Try

Switzerland is much more than mountains, chocolates and watches. It’s wine too. Very good wine. But to try, you need to visit (if you can) as little leaves its borders: just 2% of Swiss wine is exported. At the base of the Alps, in a little known region Valais, you can find fabulous wines in a country with one of the highest per capita consumptions of wine in the world.

Treasury shares surge on China hopes

Shares in Australia’s biggest wine company Treasury Wine States have rebounded on speculation that wine exports could resume to China in 2023 and analysts expects its run to continue in 2023 as Australia’s relation with China thaw and lockdowns lift after huge nationwide protests against Covid restrictions.

The one to watch: Grüner Veltliner

Bucking a global trend, Australian wines are becoming more diverse, with wineries diversifying away from French grapes to others, including Austria’s Grüner Veltliner. That’s good news for a nation where Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate wine production, leading to fatigue for many wine consumers.


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