My selection of Canada’s Okanagan wineries Four days in September were perfect for an introduction to Canada’s Okanagan wines. (See my background article on Canada’s western wine gems) I had a wonderful Vancouver host, Mike, who has explored many of the wineries and their wines over the years, and he had pre-selected some cellars he […]
Les Glorieuses is a series of wine tastings held on four Mondays in May every year in Martigny. It’s open to wine and food professionals and tends to attract many sommeliers – Mondays were chosen because that’s the day when many restaurants are closed and sommeliers have a day off. I made it to two […]
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.
Wine education Switzerland hosts a number of educational classes, often with tastings, from schools and museums and various wine groups. They are a great way to learn more about the landscape of Swiss wines – the culture, history, heritage, geography and more. The 1001 lives of Dr Wuilloud Henry Wuilloud was the subject of an […]
A dashingly handsome new Chardonnay (first vintage) from Weinfelden in Thurgau and a charming and rare Freiburger from Vully in Fribourg