New Year’s Eve was the perfect night to open a late harvest sweet Pinot Gris wine. Badoux makes this classy Lettres de Noblesse white wine that increases in elegance and richness as it ages in the bottle. The 2011 is now perfect, with apricot and honey notes, great depth and excellent balance between acidity and […]
Uncork now, 28 February: Humagne Rouge, Räuschling
Perfect pairing: liver and onions with Humagne Rouge, and for another night, Zurich Räuschling with Gruyère fondue.
Between Earth and Sky
Valentina Andrei and Nicolas Wüst with one of the first in a budding and beautiful collection of wines, Ivresse: think of the elegant sense of the word in French, a state of euphoria.
Hans Erni, Farinet vineyard artist, dies age 106
Hans Erni, artist from Lucerne, has died, age 106 – a painter and sculptor who was still at work daily, to the end. In 2014 he created and donated a “Colombe de la jeunesse”, or youth dove metallic fountain, which was erected near the Farinet vines, the smallest officially registered vine parcel in the world, […]
Eat-me-now apricots brighten Valais roadsides
By Ellen Wallace Saillon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – There are dozens of good reasons to go to canton Valais right now, starting with temperatures that fall one degree for every 200 metres or so of altitude in the Alps. But the best reason for the next week to 10 days is apricots, fully ripe now, with […]