This was a walkabout tasting of fine wines that let me compare different Swiss wineries’ Pinot Noirs. It was also an opportunity to make other types of comparisons among wines that have been given at least 90 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
The Heart of the Matter
Saturday I headed to Zurich for Matter of Taste, the fine wines walkabout organized by Robert Parker, which featured 600 wines from around the world that have received 90 or more points from Parker’s Wine Advocate. Most, in fact, have 92+ points. About 50 of these were wines from host country Switzerland.
More good news for Morges wines
Marc Vicari, a compact man, exudes a sense of order and balance, and at the moment he has a relaxed smile, in part because of last week’s news that his winery’s Servagnin 2015 was awarded 90+ points by Robert Parker. (subscription). The grapes had just been harvested in record time, under two weeks, thanks to fine […]
Chasselas on world wine radars
Chasselas, Switzerland’s iconic white wine, is now on the Robert Parker radar. This is clearly good news for Swiss wineries that produce it – and since it is the second-most widely planted grape in the country, this counts. Chasselas has also inched onto Jancis Robinson’s radar, and Hugh Johnson was talking happily about it back […]
Former Vinum editor to Parker
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – It took years for the gurus at Robert Parker to discover Swiss wines, but when they did, in the form of David Schildknecht, the result was gratifying, with several wines noted very highly. Schildknecht’s departure, announced today, could worry those who fear that the higher Swiss profile in the Parker universe will […]