Correction – 2 dates in 2010, even better! This is excellent news: the Changins Wine School (Ecole du vin de Changins), the best place around for learning to understand and appreciate wine, is offering its wine-tasting course in English for the first time. The school has just mailed out its 2010 course schedule and “Introduction […]
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Bergli, an English language publisher in Basel, has two new books out that are relevant here: Gardens Switzerland and The Landscape of Swiss Wine. The first, about large public and private gardens, is a gem. The wine book has good points but is significantly flawed.[…]
I tasted two reds at Divinum that I would encourage you to try, both of them top end wines, priced accordingly. The first is a classic example of what you can get from Pinot Noir if your grapes are in the right place and you know what you’re doing. The second displays the potential of Humagne Rouge.
The GD Vajra winery was one of the first in Barolo to be interested in organic, in 1972. Today they produce elegant wines from Nebbiolo – and one startling wild one from Freisa grapes.
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 […]