During my graduate training in Lausanne, I got the opportunity to learn about wine. It is a unique experience that I assimilated by doing. I must confess that most of the PhD candidates miss such a chance either because of not knowing about this opportunity or simply because of another order of priorities.
Long story short, I did my first vendange in 2010, on Steve’s little domain from Sensine– a gem-like terroir, that soaks up with an endless thirst, the gentle and warm rays that the Sun casts over the northern terraces of the Valais. The domain is pretty small, yet the terrain presents a wide palette of geological variety. The view is dazzling! Isn’t it? ;-)
My main point here is however, by doing I meant grape picking and what makes it special: a hike could be a very rewarding form of physical exercise and mental break from all-day-long decision-making process. Instead it reconnects the individual with earth, wind, plants and living creatures, nature in one word.