Friday, 31 December, 2010
Food Scout: Ring in the New Year with (Swiss) bubbly
Amy Eber suggests ringing in the New Year with a reasonably priced, Swiss-produced alternative to French champagne and Italian prosecco. She discovered Mauler while at Expovina. Every year ships dock in Lake Zurich for this amazing event. Wine makers from all over Switzerland and about 24 other countries come to sample and sell their wares aboard the ships:
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Mauler is located in Môtiers-Neuchâtel. In the sixth century, monks from Burgundy, France, immigrated to this area and it became a very important religious center. The Benedictine monks were skilled wine producers and Mauler is located on the site of an old Benedictine cloister complete with original cellars and old vaults which are still in use. The Mauler family has been producing wine there since 1829.
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