Aperitif time in southern Spain, Andalusia: sherry and Regañõs, little simple dry olive oil crackers that are perfect for sea-gazing at dusk after a dip in the pool.
Archives for September 2016
I normally opt to taste a lot of Pinot Noir at the Vinea Wine Fair, but this year my focus was other reds, in particular Gamays and Cornalins. My notes on favourites from tasting them yesterday – Friday – follow, ending with other reds that were among my top wines tasted at Vinea. This year […]
Austrian cellar named ““Gran Maestro du Pinot Noir” Two Valais wines win Grand Or top awards SIERRE, SWITZERLAND – Austrian winery Weingut Schlosshalbturn from Halbturn was named the winner of the prestigious “Gran Maestro du Pinot Noir” at the Mondial des Pinots wine competition in Sierre Friday 2 September. Two wineries from canton Valais in […]
A quick note about an interesting option if you’re at the Vinea Wine Fair this weekend: a guided visit to the current exhibit is on offer at the Valais Wine Museum, next to the Chateau de Villa (whose excellent wine bar and raclette meals are always worth a visit). “Le vin au goût du jour” […]
The outdoor Vinea Wine Fair is this weekend in Sierre, one of your best opportunities to sample a good range of Swiss wines, with some 150 producers present from around the country. Weather forecast: just about perfect, with temperatures of 13 to 29C and sunny Friday, some cloud cover and 14 to 28C Saturday. Tickets […]