This was a very wet weekend in Switzerland, which meant I pretty much had the vineyards to myself, nice for photos as long as you don’t insist on sun in your images. This area is to the east (upriver side of the village) of the well-known Sierre-Salgesch vineyard trail, 6 km and 2.5 hours, that […]
A joyful, endless task - there are no experts, just others who can teach us more about wine. Santé! Cheers!
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A group of Spanish producers who form the Grandes Pagos de España association showed off some of their wines this week in Switzerland – in Zurich, Lausanne and Geneva. Some 20 members provided a nice contrast to the big industrial-style estates, a reminder that Spain has some beautiful wines being made at […]
Ten-minute radio interview with Tony Johnston on WRS in Geneva on what it’s like to be a judge at a wine competition, in this case the Mondial du Merlot in Sierre, which took place last weekend. Fun!
The Mondial du Merlot world wine competition takes place this weekend in Sierre, canton Valais, and I’ll be taking part as a judge. Earlier today I was interviewed by WRS radio in Geneva about this grape and its wines, canton Ticino’s specialty. I mentioned a few wines on the show and promised to provide their […]
I stopped by to watch as neighbour Jacques Rochat and his team replanted 4,000 m2 of Chasselas vines Wednesday, in Saint Prex. Daunting work, even with a tractor, and they were taking a welcome morning hot tea and croissants break. The vines produce part of our village wine, in the Morges appellation area. I’ll soon […]