My two wine picks this week were sampled at the Ticinowine Festival in Lausanne. You’ll find more details about them in the text that follows. Castello di Cantone Riserva 2016, Merlot, about CHF72 and Cantina Pelossi Agra Merlot Riserva 2016, CHF37. Ticinowine Festival showcases change Ticino has so much going for it. The sensuality of […]
Pirmin Umbricht runs the family winery in Aargau; his younger brother runs the thriving family fresh vegetable shop and delivery business. The pair, in their early 30’s, are popular restaurant suppliers.
Swiss wines with a touch of Scotland! Today’s wines are both Pinot Noirs, nothing pale or timid about either of them, one from Givrins near Geneva and the other from the Swiss Alps.
Perfect pairing: liver and onions with Humagne Rouge, and for another night, Zurich Räuschling with Gruyère fondue.
Syrah is on my mind this week, especially young Syrahs and how to best serve them. We’ve had two recently, at our house, both of which I carafed, and I recommend you go this route. The difference was noticeable and brought out much more in the wines. The first was a St Joseph Syrah from […]