Ellen's Wine World https://ellenwine.com SWISS ⁺ WINE ⁺ TRAVELS Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:50:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://i1.wp.com/ellenwine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-favicons-ellenworld-wine.png?fit=32%2C32 Ellen's Wine World https://ellenwine.com 32 32 63856226 Wines from Spain, mulled pleasures https://ellenwine.com/wines-spain-mulled-pleasures/ https://ellenwine.com/wines-spain-mulled-pleasures/#respond Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:45:08 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=108390 The first thing I noticed was that it had a first nose remarkably similar to a Swiss Graubünden Pinot Noir from Annatina Pelizzatti in Jenins that I had just tasted, odd because her Selection is lightly oaked and Jenins is at 600 metres, near the young Rhine river.  Both wines had an animal whiff to [...]

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European wine imports: “European importance diminishing” https://ellenwine.com/european-wine-imports-european-importance-diminishing/ https://ellenwine.com/european-wine-imports-european-importance-diminishing/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:26:32 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=108387 It’s just one more industry report, but a fairly influential one, and the International Wine & Spirits Report (IWSR, subscription) March issue says that Europe’s importance to wine exporters is waning. The main reason is the continuing fall, now several years old, of wine consumption in Europe, even though it appears the decline is bottoming [...]

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Spain’s “The New Vignerons”: book review https://ellenwine.com/spains-new-vignerons-book-review/ https://ellenwine.com/spains-new-vignerons-book-review/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:59:23 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=108317 Luis Gutiérraz makes you want to catch the next plane to Spain to explore the country’s exciting wine developments. He’s the author of a 2016 book in Spanish (English version recently out, e-book available), The New Vignerons, A new generation of Spanish wine growers, that forces you to question all the marketing bumpf you’ve happily [...]

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Making sense of Swiss wine sales https://ellenwine.com/making-sense-swiss-wine-sales/ https://ellenwine.com/making-sense-swiss-wine-sales/#comments Sat, 03 Mar 2018 21:29:18 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=108359 The supermarkets If you shop for wine in Swiss supermarkets regularly, you’ll have noticed that the best wines are rarely found there. Take note: the situation is changing, albeit slowly. Supermarkets and other large retailers sold more Swiss AOC wines in 2017 (after falling for four years), and less lower-end wine, a study released 1 [...]

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Why sommeliers love a grab bag of wines https://ellenwine.com/sommeliers-love-grab-bag-wines/ https://ellenwine.com/sommeliers-love-grab-bag-wines/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:08:45 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=108343 Many – most? – of us tend to repeat certain meals at home and we know what we like to drink with them – and now and again we try something a bit different. But home is about comfort and coziness, while dining out is about splashing out socially and emotionally, whether or not you [...]

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Weisshorn in the spotlight https://ellenwine.com/weisshorn-in-the-spotlight/ https://ellenwine.com/weisshorn-in-the-spotlight/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:54:09 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=108336 Swiss mountain grapes are not grown on top of peaks that are 4,000 metres high, but 3,000 or more metres lower, where they are still part of the intricate and interconnected marvel that nature has given us in the form of Alpine mountains. Their soil, their weather, the amount of sunshine and ultimately the aromas [...]

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Wine events for your calendar https://ellenwine.com/wine-events-calendar/ https://ellenwine.com/wine-events-calendar/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:21:29 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=108295 The spring wine business season is starting – lots of tasting sessions coming up! Here are some of the events I’ll be attending, that are open to the public. Pull out your calendars now. Saturday-Sunday 24 and 25 February, Matter of Taste, R Parker Wine Advocate Grand Walkabout Tasting open to public, 12:00-18:00, Dolder Grand [...]

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Parker Wine Advocate, latest notes on Swiss wines https://ellenwine.com/parker-wine-advocate-latest-notes-swiss-wines/ https://ellenwine.com/parker-wine-advocate-latest-notes-swiss-wines/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:30:21 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=108274 The Swiss are still getting excited (Le Nouvelliste) about their wines being reviewed by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, the influential American newsletter. “Great Swiss wines you shouldn’t miss…” The latest batch of 167 reviews (available to subscribers) by Stephan Reinhardt, just out, is headed “Great Swiss wines you shouldn’t miss when you’re in Switzerland”, a [...]

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Head of EHL named Vaud wines president https://ellenwine.com/head-ehl-named-vaud-wines-president/ https://ellenwine.com/head-ehl-named-vaud-wines-president/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:30:59 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=103466 Michel Rochat, the head of the École Hotelière de Lausanne, has been named president of the Office des Vins Vaudois, the canton’s wine promotion body. He succeeds Pierre Keller as of January 2019. Keller will have served in the part-time post for 8 years when he leaves; he has heavily promoted Vaud wines outside Switzerland, [...]

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Gin mimosas, nothing to do with the flower https://ellenwine.com/gin-mimosas-nothing-flower/ https://ellenwine.com/gin-mimosas-nothing-flower/#respond Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:35:59 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=102210 The post Gin mimosas, nothing to do with the flower appeared first on Ellen's Wine World.

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