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I wanted to have a fondue party with Swiss wine. I have a dozen bottles of various wines, and I know there are a few retailers in the UK ( alpinewines.co.uk ) and only K&L (California) among the wine shops I know in the USA, sell Swiss wines. Zachys has zero.

More's the pity. But I guess they're too expensive. Except that last year when I visited Switzerland and wanted to bring a bottle to a friend, for CHF 30 I got what the shopkeeper said was a great example of Swiss white. I've always used Aigle Les Murailles as the standard, I've enjoyed that on Swiss trains. But comparatively speaking that's cheap for a wine. Last time I left California it was with 6 bottles of Spring Mountain @ $60+ per and I was relieved when Canadian Customs didn't ask (I didn't know till I read the brochure that you're only allowed 2 bottles into Canada).

It would be nice if someone would set up an exchange of views on the subject. After all, James Joyce is said to have enjoyed Swiss wine every day.

P.S.: I haven't been to Le Pont de Brent in a couple of years but I'm sure I could spend CHF 100 on a bottle of Swiss wine there. And after you've paid the air fair to get to Switzerland, and your hotel, who's counting?

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Re: Swiss wine!

air fare. Sorry.
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Re: Swiss wine!

Pont de Brent has changed ownership.

For Chf 100.-- you wouldn't get too much there

Look for Gantenbein or maybe Folissiomo, both around Chf 10.-- bottle for vinyard., but very worthwhile.
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Re: Swiss wine!

http://www.swisscellars.com/


currently distribute their Swiss wines in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin

Maybe ask them if they will be distributing to Michigan


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Found these but they send to USA and the charges for delivery
USA, Canada
Economic rate 15 to 20 workdays
- 20.5 kg (12 bottles): 85
- 30,6 kg (18 bottles): 105
- 61,5 kg (36 bottles) 120

http://www.switzerland-wine.com/

I have no idea of the tax implications.
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Re: Swiss wine!

Check to see if any of the online retailers that will ship to you have Johannisberg. It's the best stuff for fondue, far better than Fendant. This is from Valais (like Raclette is ). These may help : http://www.giroud-vins.ch/ and https://www.obrist.ch/fr/vin-blanc/johannisberg.
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