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The year the second chef became the owner Yesterday I learned I am one of the 80-85% of people who eat at the Hôtel de Ville Crissier who, as it turns out, are local folk, not tourists from abroad at all. Franck Giovannini, head chef, gave some of us the figure when we spoke after lunch, […]
Terravin’s best Vaud Chasselas It was glass number 13 that forced me to stop and ask myself if it is really possible for a single wine to be the absolute best. And for us – the judges for the Lauriers de Platine Terravin – to choose it with any certainty. To be clear: this is […]
Golden harvest of 2018 Grapes are in the air, literally, with the Swiss harvest moving out of the vineyards and into the cellars, where fermentation is adding pungent aromas to wine villages across the country. Facebook and Instagram images from wineries abound now, most of them featuring the finest grapes we’ve seen in a few […]
Learning to love wines from ancient lands Fine wines from Armenia and Turkey are not what you might imagine Sunday afternoon I went to a high mountainside in Armenia and drank a magnificent red wine that was deep and rich in fruit and fresh and silky. I wish I had done all of that physically, but […]