Geneva: What is changing is the steady recent climb in the number of unusual wines that you might not expect to find here.
Archives for January 2019
Winespeak: Why we say Valais, not the Valais
Swiss cantons have official designations in German, French, Italian and English. Note that the English name is not “The Valais”, but Valais, with English usage clearly defined by the Swiss Confederation’s official style guide.
Jura Wine: book review
The French Jura is just over the border for many of us in western Switzerland, but it is possibly one of the French wine regions we know the least. Wink Lorch, a British wine teacher and writer, began exploring it at the start of this century while she was spending part of every year in […]
Big 2019 Swiss wine year
Switzerland’s big wine year of 2019 is starting to receive news coverage in the wine world. By spring it will be in full swing in the general media.
Winespeak, aging wine
We age wines in casks, amphores (or amphora if you’re a stickler for classic plurals) and concrete eggs. But we mature them in oak barrels.