One of the wines matured inside the Rhone glacier by the Adrian Mathier winery. This Gemma line of four late harvest wines, all of them allowed to mature slowly at low temperatures, is one of the beauties of the Valais collection of wines. Made in new oak barrels, no malolactic fermentation, will age well for […]
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – I tripped over a wine book chapter written in 1987 this morning, from a book called “Search for Good Wine” by John Hailman. What a great way to see how very much Swiss wines have changed in the past 25-plus years, but more than that, to see how much wine writing has […]
From 21 July to 13 October enjoy a guided tour of Miro’s exhibit followed by a Spanish brunch that includes tortilla española, miel, quesos and Spanish dried meats.
Christie‘s had a good week, as did Sotheby’s, in Geneva, with sales of fine jewels netting the two nearly CHF100 million in sales. The diamond sales makes the price of a fine bottle of wine dim a bit, but nevertheless, the CHF109,250 ($98,951) paid at Christie’s wine auction at the Four Season’s Hotel des Bergues […]
A remarkable tasting session Monday 12 November, of older wines from Valais, made by a group of small independent vignerons-encaveurs, members of the Charte de qualité St Théodule. The oldest wine was 1964, just two years before a handful of pioneers, intent on making quality wine, created the charter. They were firm in the belief […]