LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A group of Spanish producers who form the Grandes Pagos de España association showed off some of their wines this week in Switzerland – in Zurich, Lausanne and Geneva. Some 20 members provided a nice contrast to the big industrial-style estates, a reminder that Spain has some beautiful wines being made at […]
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Ten-minute radio interview with Tony Johnston on WRS in Geneva on what it’s like to be a judge at a wine competition, in this case the Mondial du Merlot in Sierre, which took place last weekend. Fun!
16,000 people for Geneva marathon GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Geneva marathon, with 16,000 people, is on this weekend, as is the Romandie car rally, both of which will disrupt area traffic, say police. The marathon starts Friday morning with registration at the Jardin Anglais in Geneva, with several events culminating in the big marathon and […]
Two days of judging Merlot wines in Sierre at the Mondial du Merlot prompted reflection on a number of points. The quality of the wine was overall good to very good, with a few exceptions for wines where the cellar needs to do more work. My own table of five judges had one “great gold” […]
The Mondial du Merlot world wine competition takes place this weekend in Sierre, canton Valais, and I’ll be taking part as a judge. Earlier today I was interviewed by WRS radio in Geneva about this grape and its wines, canton Ticino’s specialty. I mentioned a few wines on the show and promised to provide their […]