My two wine picks this week were sampled at the Ticinowine Festival in Lausanne. You’ll find more details about them in the text that follows. Castello di Cantone Riserva 2016, Merlot, about CHF72 and Cantina Pelossi Agra Merlot Riserva 2016, CHF37. Ticinowine Festival showcases change Ticino has so much going for it. The sensuality of […]
Several wineries now make Garanoir-Gamaret blends which tend to give a wine that is easy to drink, more robust than a Pinot Noir yet lighter than the more tannic wines such as Syrah and Cornalin, which are popular as hearty reds in Switzerland.
Many – most? – of us tend to repeat certain meals at home and we know what we like to drink with them – and now and again we try something a bit different. But home is about comfort and coziness, while dining out is about splashing out socially and emotionally, whether or not you […]
What a crazy weekend – first, 2.5 days of intense wine education at Vinea, the wine fair in Sierre. It ended for me and a group of journalists Saturday night late, with an extraordinary dinner at Didier de Courten’s restaurant, 19/20 Gault&Millau, with a lineup of beautiful wines to accompany the meal. The only problem […]
Bern announces lineup of food and wine for world expo BERN, SWITZERLAND – Completer, an old and uncommon grape variety, may be the Swiss wine that surprises and delights the most at Milan Expo 2015 this summer. But given the small amount of Swiss wine that is exported, the world fair in Italy will be […]