LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND – Thursday evening I gave a talk to a sellout crowd at the Anglo-Swiss Club in Locarno on unusual and rare Swiss grape varieties. We then tasted five of these wines. Here are some brief notes on the wines, with contact information for the wineries. All of these wines are produced in limited […]
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – When youth and age mix well it’s a beautiful thing to behold. The Mémoire and Friends wine tasting event today allows wineries to show off their newest vintages to people in the Zurich area, but there are also some exceptional older wines on show. The Mémoire is a group of some of […]
I’m about to start a series of reports here on older vintage Swiss wines. I’ve hesitated because of a niggling question: why should the public care about them? What’s the big deal, as far as drinkers are concerned? First, some key dates if you want to taste vintage wines: Two excellent ways to enjoy and […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Don’t miss the extraordinary tale, a GenevaLunch.com feature, of how the “1895” wine yeast that made headlines in 2008 has moved from a 113 year old bottle to the world stage, where it will be marketed in 2013.