Looking beyond formulas for great wines The Guardian’s article about natural, organic and biodynamic wines with its slew of missionary purists reminded me of a series of photos I took in March at the Jean-René Germanier winery in Vetroz. The best Swiss wineries are trying ancient, older and new methods and combinations of all of […]
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Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru 2010 Cave Jean-René Germanier
Wine tasting notes wine video, Chasselas/fendant White wine, dry Grape variety, Chasselas Winery: Cave Jean-René Germanier Location: Vétroz, canton Valais Price at the winery: CHF16.00 View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely Complete list of GenevaLunch Swiss wine videos, produced by RomanDuVin Click on image to view […]
Swiss garner wealth of medals at world wine show
In a series of blind-tastings of 9,200 wines over three days, by 350 judges, where no one knew the country of origin of any of the wines, Switzerland was the fifth most bemedalled country at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, a remarkable feat.
Matter of taste 2019 walkabout, comparing wines
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.
The Heart of the Matter
Saturday I headed to Zurich for Matter of Taste, the fine wines walkabout organized by Robert Parker, which featured 600 wines from around the world that have received 90 or more points from Parker’s Wine Advocate. Most, in fact, have 92+ points. About 50 of these were wines from host country Switzerland.