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 […]
I was visiting wineries in the heart of the Côte Rôtie appellation, one of 28 AOCs in France’s Rhone Valley region. It is arguably the most exclusive of the AOCs, with some of the most refined and often most expensive wines.