Roble wines are lighter and fresher, but they don’t always bring out the best in the Tempranillo grape, called Tinto Fino or Tinto País in Ribera del Duero. The 2017 Protos version is a very good example of what this wine can and should be. […]
Uncork now: friends of asparagus, 11 May 2019
Right behind the Bains de Saillon, where I recently went swimming to kick off the annual spring fitness burst, is a farmer’s hut where I bought some tiny white asparagus. At home I cooked them in a fine risotto, and I was hooked: asparagus season was upon us. I went back to photograph some of […]
Uncork now, Basel beauties
I saw just how good wines from Basel could be, during a two-day meeting 11-12 April in that city, with the Mémoire des Vins Suisses. Its newest winery member, Weingut Jauslin, impressed me by its overall quality.
Uncork now, 5 April 2019
I tasted two reds at Divinum that I would encourage you to try, both of them top end wines, priced accordingly. The first is a classic example of what you can get from Pinot Noir if your grapes are in the right place and you know what you’re doing. The second displays the potential of Humagne Rouge.
Uncork now, 1 April 2019
A dashingly handsome new Chardonnay (first vintage) from Weinfelden in Thurgau and a charming and rare Freiburger from Vully in Fribourg