What a crazy weekend – first, 2.5 days of intense wine education at Vinea, the wine fair in Sierre. It ended for me and a group of journalists Saturday night late, with an extraordinary dinner at Didier de Courten’s restaurant, 19/20 Gault&Millau, with a lineup of beautiful wines to accompany the meal. The only problem […]
A couple of photos, the start to a beautiful day of tasting 30 years of Tourmentin, a red blend from the Rouvinez winery in Sierre. Details to follow but suffice it to say, for now, that this was a wonderful collection of wines that are aging very, very well.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva is the latest area to declare its grapes very healthy, as we head into the critical month of September. Cantonal authorities have been testing the wine grapes and checking their health in the past few days. Guillaume Potterat, an oenologist with canton Geneva, told newspaper GHI that it’s too early to […]
Last week I gave a presentation on Swiss wines and led a tasting session of five wines from western Switzerland for a group of 30 Chinese managers from Harbin. They are following a three-week intensive course at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz’s International Programme in Solothurn. Strong interest, lively discussions and wonderful questions all around. Here are […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Those of us who know Swiss wines knew the day would come when the Robert Parkers of the world would discover Helvetia’s rich and varied collection of wines; that day has arrived. Swiss wine researcher and author José Vouillamoz in 2011 invited David Schildknecht, a member of Parker’s wine reviewing team and […]