This was a walkabout tasting of fine wines that let me compare different Swiss wineries’ Pinot Noirs. It was also an opportunity to make other types of comparisons among wines that have been given at least 90 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Memoire des Vins Suisses
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 […]
What do rare wines from old and new grapes taste like, and should we love them? See also: The strange world of rare grapes Discovery wines Serge Heymoz of Cave les Sentes sums up my feeling for many of the old varieties I’ve tasted, when he speaks of Rèze, a wine that has been around […]
Sitting in a hotel room in Sierre, with the sun shining and the Mémoire des Vins Suisses annual presentation of its treasure chest of aging wines about to begin – and I’m reminded what a lovely place this is for anyone who likes good wine. Sierre, in the middle of canton Valais, boasts more sunshine […]
The spring wine business season is starting – lots of tasting sessions coming up! Here are some of the events I’ll be attending, that are open to the public. Pull out your calendars now. Saturday-Sunday 24 and 25 February, Matter of Taste, R Parker Wine Advocate Grand Walkabout Tasting open to public, 12:00-18:00, Dolder Grand […]