Second of our four trial videos. White wine, dry Grape variety, Païen Winery: Cave Gérald and Patricia Besse Location: canton Valais – Martigny View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely
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2018 Swiss wines: young Valais wines tasted in May
Les Glorieuses is a series of wine tastings held on four Mondays in May every year in Martigny. It’s open to wine and food professionals and tends to attract many sommeliers – Mondays were chosen because that’s the day when many restaurants are closed and sommeliers have a day off. I made it to two […]
Uncork now: friends of asparagus, 11 May 2019
Right behind the Bains de Saillon, where I recently went swimming to kick off the annual spring fitness burst, is a farmer’s hut where I bought some tiny white asparagus. At home I cooked them in a fine risotto, and I was hooked: asparagus season was upon us. I went back to photograph some of […]
Pairing wine with chicken curry
Supper would be a curry, mid-hot, spicy but not burning, but those spices required some reflection when it came time to pick out a wine. We went for 2 whites.
Fried winter sage, Fendant
Quickly stir-fried, sage leaves make a fun snack with a glass of well-chilled Valais Fendant, or you might try a Muscat, Païen or powerful Petite Arvine for stronger aromas.