What to uncork, 10 January – January is a month when I’m not ready for heavy reds again -I want hearty vegetables, a bit less meat, plenty of exercise.
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Ellen Wallace on the landscape of Swiss wine: I had my first glass of Chasselas in Vevey in the early 1980s. I quickly fell in love and decided to learn about Swiss wine as I began to travel the country regularly from my base in Paris where I worked as a news journalist (French wine was […]
Swiss Syrah learning curve Geneva was home to a terrific master class in June of Syrah wines from granite areas, a project offered by jointly by the AOC St Joseph in France and Fully vignérons in Valais, Switzerland. It included north of northern Rhone Syrahs from Valais and northern Rhone wines from France, whose vineyards […]
Nicolas Joly pitches biodynamic to the Swiss Nicolas Joly is a superstar in the increasingly accepted world of biodynamic winemaking, although he would probably cringe at that label. But a presentation Monday night in Valais, at the Tsampéhro cellar in Flanthey, made it was easy to see why he’s not just another farmer touting natural […]
The year the second chef became the owner Yesterday I learned I am one of the 80-85% of people who eat at the Hôtel de Ville Crissier who, as it turns out, are local folk, not tourists from abroad at all. Franck Giovannini, head chef, gave some of us the figure when we spoke after lunch, […]