New vs Old World Merlots; love at first sip The top wine at the Mondial du Merlot, which handed out awards 18 May in Zurich, is from Uruguay’s Bouza Bodega Boutique – a winner that provided the start of some interesting discoveries made during the event (it also made me want to catch the next […]
Mondial du Merlot
Ten-minute radio interview with Tony Johnston on WRS in Geneva on what it’s like to be a judge at a wine competition, in this case the Mondial du Merlot in Sierre, which took place last weekend. Fun!
Two days of judging Merlot wines in Sierre at the Mondial du Merlot prompted reflection on a number of points. The quality of the wine was overall good to very good, with a few exceptions for wines where the cellar needs to do more work. My own table of five judges had one “great gold” […]
Bordeaux takes top prize, Ticino winery named world champion GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Earl Roumage winery in St Germain du Puch, France, won both the Best Merlot Varietal (single grape) and the Best Foreign Varietal Merlot prizes at the Mondial du Merlot wine competition, the Vinea Association in Sierre announced Friday 28 September. Cantina Monti […]
Serendipity: two Vaud gold winners at Mondial du Merlot holding weekend openhouses Morges, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Two of the top Merlots in the world, named late Thursday 25 November at the Mondial du Merlot in Ticino, are grown quite close to each other in canton Vaud. The competition, in its third year, had entries from […]