Zurich’s Rauschling wine: proof of a genie in the bottle ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – A live yeast discovered four years ago in an 1895 Rauschling wine from Obermeilen, canton Zurich, will provide the world’s winemakers with an exciting new option in 2013. The yeast, which plays an important role in developing a wine’s nose, or unique […]
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The Lake Zurich region was once a large wine-producing area, hard to believe when you stand anywhere at the edge of Lake Zurich now and see mainly industry and homes. But many of the slopes that are so populated today were once vine-covered. A mere 150 years ago Zürichsee had some 2,000 hectares of vineyard: […]
Pinot Noir takes so many forms; I decided Monday at the Mémoire & Friends wine fair in Zurich to ask a small number of producers who make more than one Pinot Noir for details about the differences. Here are a few notes: Clones and styles Weingut Wolfer, Weinfelden, Thurgau, near Lake Constance. Martin Wolfer (whose […]
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 […]
This was a walkabout tasting of fine wines that let me compare different Swiss wineries’ Pinot Noirs. It was also an opportunity to make other types of comparisons among wines that have been given at least 90 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.