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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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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]