The confusion about how to use varietal and varieties when talking about grapes and wines pops up so regularly that their definitions are worth repeating.
Chasselas will be in the limelight this weekend, with awards from the Mondial du Chasselas announced Friday night 4 July at the Chateau d’Aigle, followed by a popular festival Saturday at the castle. The weather forecast is for two near-perfect days, with sunshine and comfortable temperatures, says MeteoSwiss: 16-25C and no rain in sight Saturday. […]
Valais has a wonderful collection of wines, far richer in diversity than most wine-growing regions in the world. One of the real jewels among them is Petite Arvine, a wine which has a surprisingly salty finish. A friend who was translating a wine text recently asked me, “That can’t be right, can it? it’s not […]