The GD Vajra winery was one of the first in Barolo to be interested in organic, in 1972. Today they produce elegant wines from Nebbiolo – and one startling wild one from Freisa grapes.
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.
Jamie McCulloch picks up a few rays of the wintry sun outside the post office of Chamoson, waiting for his visitor. His face has the look of Scotland for me and I immediately recall men outside pubs in the west of Scotland, facing the setting sun and reflecting on the world. McCulloch is, however, a […]
The confusion about how to use varietal and varieties when talking about grapes and wines pops up so regularly that their definitions are worth repeating.