Little Aigle, Switzerland was the scene of 9,200 wine judgements, 2-5 May. Wineries shipped their wares to this town in canton Vaud from around the world, hoping they would be noticed and found to be beautiful at the itinerant Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. The results come out 13 May. As one of the judges, I’m […]
Mondial des Pinots
I saw just how good wines from Basel could be, during a two-day meeting 11-12 April in that city, with the Mémoire des Vins Suisses. Its newest winery member, Weingut Jauslin, impressed me by its overall quality.
A glass of wine is of course much more than its contents. It’s a place, its geography and geology, its history, its people. When you visit a small winery, you have a chance to hear about this. Last weekend I went to Colline de Daval in Sierre to learn a bit about distilling, of which […]
Austrian cellar named ““Gran Maestro du Pinot Noir” Two Valais wines win Grand Or top awards SIERRE, SWITZERLAND – Austrian winery Weingut Schlosshalbturn from Halbturn was named the winner of the prestigious “Gran Maestro du Pinot Noir” at the Mondial des Pinots wine competition in Sierre Friday 2 September. Two wineries from canton Valais in […]
Getting back to wine work for me meant a weekend with three days of wine judging in Sierre, canton Valais, at the Mondial des Pinots. Pinot Noirs, of course, but we also judged rosés and blanc de Pinots, as well as Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris wines. In addition to judging we were taken on […]