I was sitting in a peaceful room a couple weeks ago, old paintings on the walls, high ceilings, a view of the Alps outside. I was blind tasting Merlot wine as one of the judges at the Mondial des Merlots. But what, if an Oxford professor suggests, we had opera playing in the background, or […]
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International Merlot grape variety wine competition, including blends with Merlot, organized by Vinea in Sierre. Judges only.
The outdoor Vinea Wine Fair is this weekend in Sierre, one of your best opportunities to sample a good range of Swiss wines, with some 150 producers present from around the country. Weather forecast: just about perfect, with temperatures of 13 to 29C and sunny Friday, some cloud cover and 14 to 28C Saturday. Tickets […]
New vs Old World Merlots; love at first sip The top wine at the Mondial du Merlot, which handed out awards 18 May in Zurich, is from Uruguay’s Bouza Bodega Boutique – a winner that provided the start of some interesting discoveries made during the event (it also made me want to catch the next […]
Two days of judging Merlot wines in Sierre at the Mondial du Merlot prompted reflection on a number of points. The quality of the wine was overall good to very good, with a few exceptions for wines where the cellar needs to do more work. My own table of five judges had one “great gold” […]