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 […]
What Arvine en Capital gets exactly right It’s all about the way your nose sniffs it, isn’t it? twitching like a rabbit to get a whiff of rhubarb or maybe wisteria in the air. And about the way your mouth lets it flow in, air and wine in a tight weave, moving together so that […]
Background article on Fully en Capital, the wine-tasting event where I sampled these wine selections. Arvines to fall in love with The 22 wineries that are members of the Association Fully Grand-Cru present their Arvines each November. Arvine is the second most widely grown grape in Fully, 32.3 hectares versus 73.3 ha for Fendant (Chasselas). […]
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 […]
Be a tourist in Swiss vineyards in the winter! You’ll see the true landscape of Swiss wine: extraordinary geography and human hands meet, a continuation of a culture that reaches far back in time.