4 June 2015 | Consumers have nothing to fear, Swiss winegrowers are working well

The system put in place to monitor the work of Swiss winegrowers is working well. The 2014 statistics presented by the Swiss Wine Trade Commission (CSCV) at a press conference are in line with those of the previous ten years. As in previous years, there were many minor administrative irregularities that were totally insignificant, and a few more significant, albeit still benign, errors. The conclusion is very comforting for consumers of Swiss wine: "All the irregularities observed are the result of human error or administrative negligence. There was no deliberate intention to mislead the consumer" (Patrick Edder, Cantonal Chemist, Geneva). Move along, there's nothing to see. The media were not mistaken: with one exception, they simply repeated the ATS dispatch. This return to normality contradicts the thesis of those who claimed that the Giroud affair had triggered a vast national debate on the quality of wine in Switzerland. That debate never existed, because there was no need for it. The journalists have now been unmasked: the media frenzy of 2014 was not about wine quality, but about the demolition of Dominique Giroud.

AGEFI of 5 June 2015

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Dominique Giroud

I'm facing a media storm. I've been wrongly accused of tampering with my wines to make money. Journalists have overdramatised and criticised without any nuance. In so doing, they have tarnished and perhaps ruined forever my reputation as an oenologist. Faced with these accusations, I have decided to publish my version of events on this website.

Readers will be the judge.

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