Swiss wines with a touch of Scotland! Today’s wines are both Pinot Noirs, nothing pale or timid about either of them, one from Givrins near Geneva and the other from the Swiss Alps.
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.
I normally opt to taste a lot of Pinot Noir at the Vinea Wine Fair, but this year my focus was other reds, in particular Gamays and Cornalins. My notes on favourites from tasting them yesterday – Friday – follow, ending with other reds that were among my top wines tasted at Vinea. This year […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The weather gods have been good. The 2015 grape harvest is officially underway in many areas and we can now say it: very good to great wine grape quality in most parts of Switzerland, with a slight dip in quantity. The sun has been shining, the evenings have been cool, the rain […]
The BBC has a fine article on how science has helped beer in recent years, much of it focusing on one of my personal favourites, Guinness. Part of the message is that beermakers seek consistency and go to great lengths to make sure a Guinness is a Guinness is a … you get it, the […]