Syrah is on my mind this week, especially young Syrahs and how to best serve them. We’ve had two recently, at our house, both of which I carafed, and I recommend you go this route. The difference was noticeable and brought out much more in the wines. The first was a St Joseph Syrah from […]
Valentina Andrei and Nicolas Wüst with one of the first in a budding and beautiful collection of wines, Ivresse: think of the elegant sense of the word in French, a state of euphoria.
There is a lot going on – far too much to list everything – in our little Swiss wine world. I’m having to say no to a trip to Zurich for the mega event, Expovina, which opens today. Too much going on, but I would go if I could, and so should you. Meanwhile, closer […]
Today has been a day for celebrating in Fully, canton Valais, the day when Spring and Petite Arvine are declared to be partners, and people turn their attention to this wonderful grape, one of Europe’s finest. Wineries invite special guests – last year saw several winemakers from Burgundy – the wine flows to keep up […]
…. I fell in love with 12 St Bernard puppies last week. They are from one litter, the newest arrivals at the kennels and St Bernard Dog Museum in Martigny, and they were presented to the public for the first time 19 April. As a birthday present to myself I paid them a visit – […]