Swiss wines with a touch of Scotland! Today’s wines are both Pinot Noirs, nothing pale or timid about either of them, one from Givrins near Geneva and the other from the Swiss Alps.
Uncork now: 2 Vaud red blends
Several wineries now make Garanoir-Gamaret blends which tend to give a wine that is easy to drink, more robust than a Pinot Noir yet lighter than the more tannic wines such as Syrah and Cornalin, which are popular as hearty reds in Switzerland.
Best of Merlots: Zurich awards
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 […]
2015 harvest: simply beautiful
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The weather gods have been good. The 2015 grape harvest is officially underway in many areas and we can now say it: very good to great wine grape quality in most parts of Switzerland, with a slight dip in quantity. The sun has been shining, the evenings have been cool, the rain […]
When are grapes ripe?
Adapted from Ellen’s Garden World, published 1 October 2014 The grape harvest has begun in Switzerland, but many of the best growers are holding off for a few more days. As the author of the first book in English on Swiss wines in 20 years (Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines), I’m out in the […]