Les Glorieuses is a series of wine tastings held on four Mondays in May every year in Martigny. It’s open to wine and food professionals and tends to attract many sommeliers – Mondays were chosen because that’s the day when many restaurants are closed and sommeliers have a day off. I made it to two […]
I was visiting wineries in the heart of the Côte Rôtie appellation, one of 28 AOCs in France’s Rhone Valley region. It is arguably the most exclusive of the AOCs, with some of the most refined and often most expensive wines.
Swiss Winery of the year title goes to the Dutruy brothers in Founex, Vaud The Dutruy brothers in Founex are celebrating tonight, winners of the 2017 Swiss Winery of the year title. It is given in part for the large number of wines that obtain medals, in relation to the number of entries a winery […]
2011 vintage: warm, deep cherry and plum notes await us after unusual year LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Good news arrived from France Monday, that 2011 wines from the Rhone Valley, after initial tastings, show wonderful promise. Grapes harvested at optimal ripeness are giving wines marked by fruitiness and warmth, with plum and deep cherry notes, verging […]