Organic wine, the new mistress of the French heartland – beautifully seductive and the hottest girl in town or country. Everybody wants to have her, and to listen to the marketing spiels, everybody’s got her. Whew, what a dame! But French mistresses have a reputation for artifice. I’ve been keen to see for myself to […]
A joyful, endless task - there are no experts, just others who can teach us more about wine. Santé! Cheers!
Note: I asked Alexandre if I could translate and publish an English version of this because I felt the article makes a very important point, one not often heard. As a wine writer who is on the fringes of the wine industry – I don’t sell wine, I don’t promote wineries for money – I’m bothered by […]
I’m now back at work, more slowly than expected after getting a new knee (I underestimated the fatigue factor). The convalescence time reminded me how much we can enjoy life even when our horizons shrink considerably. I’m excited about finally having time to share recent wine trips and discoveries with you as I catch up. On the list – Galician treasures, […]
I’ll be heading off to Winterthur in early December for an event that features a dinner open to the public, so if you’re as keen as I am to learn more about Galician food and wine from Spain, this is the time to register for what promises to be an extraordinary evening. And if you don’t yet […]
A quick note about an interesting option if you’re at the Vinea Wine Fair this weekend: a guided visit to the current exhibit is on offer at the Valais Wine Museum, next to the Chateau de Villa (whose excellent wine bar and raclette meals are always worth a visit). “Le vin au goût du jour” […]