Ellen's Wine World https://ellenwine.com SWISS ⁺ WINE ⁺ TRAVELS Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:11:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 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 Commenting on Washington Post article on Swiss wines https://ellenwine.com/commenting-on-washington-post-article-on-swiss-wines/ https://ellenwine.com/commenting-on-washington-post-article-on-swiss-wines/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:46:38 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111525 The Washington Post carries an article about Swiss wine, which is nicely written and some good wines are listed, plus it draws the attention of a wider audience to Swiss wines, all to the good. It also has all the usual clichés (chocolate, cheese, tiny number exported, etc.) that you get when a writer helicopters [...]

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Mother Nature’s March show https://ellenwine.com/mother-natures-march-show/ https://ellenwine.com/mother-natures-march-show/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:59:45 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111521 Snow and ice storms, wild skies, daffodils trying to hold their heads up - and then suddenly 15C before dipping below freezing again. March 2019

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Uncork now, 15 March https://ellenwine.com/uncork-now-15-march/ https://ellenwine.com/uncork-now-15-march/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:37:45 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111498 Pirmin Umbricht runs the family winery in Aargau; his younger brother runs the thriving family fresh vegetable shop and delivery business. The pair, in their early 30's, are popular restaurant suppliers.

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A hard road to Chamoson https://ellenwine.com/a-hard-road-to-chamoson/ https://ellenwine.com/a-hard-road-to-chamoson/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:07:56 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111459 Jamie McCulloch picks up a few rays of the wintry sun outside the post office of Chamoson, waiting for his visitor. His face has the look of Scotland for me and I immediately recall men outside pubs in the west of Scotland, facing the setting sun and reflecting on the world. McCulloch is, however, a [...]

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Uncork now, 8 March 2019 https://ellenwine.com/uncork-now-8-march-2019/ https://ellenwine.com/uncork-now-8-march-2019/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 06:40:19 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111364 Swiss wines with a touch of Scotland! Today's wines are both Pinot Noirs, nothing pale or timid about either of them, one from Givrins near Geneva and the other from the Swiss Alps.

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Winespeak: grape varieties and varietals https://ellenwine.com/winespeak-grape-varieties-and-varietals/ https://ellenwine.com/winespeak-grape-varieties-and-varietals/#respond Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:41:06 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111452 The confusion about how to use varietal and varieties when talking about grapes and wines pops up so regularly that their definitions are worth repeating.

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October and March shake hands https://ellenwine.com/october-and-march-shake-hands/ https://ellenwine.com/october-and-march-shake-hands/#respond Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:13:40 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111420 Tonight we will eat the last of our 2018 pumpkins, stored in the cellar since October. Yesterday the frogs arrived and began courting like mad in the pond while high in the trees the Alpine woodland larks began their melodious courting calls.

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Book review: Roche et vin https://ellenwine.com/book-review-roche-et-vin/ https://ellenwine.com/book-review-roche-et-vin/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:55:52 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111303 This is a wonderful book that gathers up several scientific threads from several fields and makes them accessible to a lay public. The subject: how geology has formed the landscape that gave birth to Swiss vineyards and thus Swiss wines and the impact of all of this on contemporary wines.

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A tourist at home: Crans-Montana views https://ellenwine.com/a-tourist-at-home-crans-montana-views/ https://ellenwine.com/a-tourist-at-home-crans-montana-views/#respond Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:30:10 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111355 It isn't so bad playing tourist while staying home. Enjoy my photos of the Patrouille Suisse airshow and light in the mountains, Crans-Montana.

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Uncork now, 28 February: Humagne Rouge, Räuschling https://ellenwine.com/uncork-now-28-february-humagne-rouge-rauschling/ https://ellenwine.com/uncork-now-28-february-humagne-rouge-rauschling/#respond Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:00:46 +0000 https://ellenwine.com/?p=111313 Perfect pairing: liver and onions with Humagne Rouge, and for another night, Zurich Räuschling with Gruyère fondue.

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