Samples of wine and travel writing and a few links to journalism commissioned by publications over the years are listed below.
Please note that I don’t accept payment to write reviews nor do I write paid advertorials: my opinions are my own, as is my expertise. If I mention a wine, I have tasted it within 2 years of writing about it; I don’t borrow other people’s work for this, an increasingly common problem.
I give several presentations a year on wine, with wine tastings. I don’t actively seek this work, but if you are interested in my services (paid only, please!), as a writer or presenter, please contact me.
Media, 2019-2011 – selected articles, videos, interviews
Note: wine articles published in Genevalunch.com 2006-2016 appeared as part of the blog “Among the vines”, transferred to Ellen’s Wine World when the news site stop publication in 2016. I’m slowly but steadily adding work to this portfolio, a long process as older articles in particular need to be scanned.
Swiss Wine web site, 13 April 2018, “On balance (an open letter to Elisabeth Pasquier)”
Swiss Wine Connection, 2018-1, “Chez Crettol in Valais” (link to be posted)
Swiss Wine Connection, 2016-2, “New Producers, Just What the Country Needs”, SWC_Magazin_2016-2_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2016-1, “The Grounding of Swiss Wine Promotion”, SWC_Magazin_2016-1_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2015-2, “Swiss Wine Takes Off”, SWC_Magazin_2015-2_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2015-1, “Vetropak’s Green Convivial Army”, SWC_Magazin_2015-1_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2014-2, “The Spirit of Zurich and Geneva”, SWC_Magazin_2014-2_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2014-1, “Vaud Wine Tourism” SWC_Magazin_2014-1_gzd
American International Club of Geneva magazine, 2014, American Int Club of Geneva 2014 Swiss wines
DWCC 2014, Swiss Grapes, a Primer, pages 22-24 Cat_DWCC_2014_5as provas
France Today, March 2013, “Beautiful Barrels”, FT_March13_Barrels
France Today, February 2013, “Surprising Swiss Wines”, FT_Feb13_FINAL
France Today, January 2013, “Jura Wines on the Upswing”, France Today January 2013_Jura Wines on the Upswing cover and FT_Jan13_TSG_FINAL
France Today, December 2012, “Alpine Triangle: Three Sides of Mont Blanc”, Ellen Wallace France Today Alpine Triangle 2012
France Today, January 2012, “Val D’Isère”, FT_JAN12_TSG_FINAL
Roman du vin, video series with tasting notes for several wines, 2011
Vinea Swiss Wines app, responsible for English content, updated annually (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
book published in French, German and English annually by Vinea Association: editorial director for English version, versions 2008-2011
France Discovery Guide 1996, Simple and Sensual Languedoc Roussillon Provence, France Discovery Guide 1996_Simple and sensual Languedoc Roussilon Provence
France Discovery Guide 1994, Nature’s Dominion Loire Valley, France Discovery Guide 1994_Natures Dominion Loire Valley
15 years with Time Magazine; 6 years with Business Week. Regular contributor to The International Herald Tribune; The European CSMonitor, Cosmopolitan, European Travel & Life.
Books (author: Ellen Wallace)
- Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines (2014),
- The Fine Line, Communicating Clearly in English in an International Setting (2000; 2004 – out of print after 6,000 copies sold)
- and China, on the Ground (2004), out of print
Books, editorial work (translation, editing, incomplete list)
- Lavaux, official Unesco book for the World Heritage site
- Chasselas, Chandra Kurt
- Swiss Wine Guide, Vinea, 3 editions (2008-11)