New Year’s Eve was the perfect night to open a late harvest sweet Pinot Gris wine. Badoux makes this classy Lettres de Noblesse white wine that increases in elegance and richness as it ages in the bottle. The 2011 is now perfect, with apricot and honey notes, great depth and excellent balance between acidity and […]
November brightened by gold in Lausanne The gold in question is beautiful Chasselas wines, 16 of them that have been selected over the course of a year by the quality label Terravin‘s industry experts. These are technically the best of canton Vaud’s Chasselas wines, out of 409 wines that had already received the Terravin quality […]
In a series of blind-tastings of 9,200 wines over three days, by 350 judges, where no one knew the country of origin of any of the wines, Switzerland was the fifth most bemedalled country at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, a remarkable feat.
Little Aigle, Switzerland was the scene of 9,200 wine judgements, 2-5 May. Wineries shipped their wares to this town in canton Vaud from around the world, hoping they would be noticed and found to be beautiful at the itinerant Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. The results come out 13 May. As one of the judges, I’m […]
Switzerland has been a laggard for wine tourism, which has been successfully expanding in France and Italy for several years. France, for example, went from 7.5 million wine tourists in 2009 to more than 10 million in 2016 – with an increase of 40% more foreign tourists. Wineries everywhere are suffering from greater competition and […]