Ten-minute radio interview with Tony Johnston on WRS in Geneva on what it’s like to be a judge at a wine competition, in this case the Mondial du Merlot in Sierre, which took place last weekend. Fun!
Two days of judging Merlot wines in Sierre at the Mondial du Merlot prompted reflection on a number of points. The quality of the wine was overall good to very good, with a few exceptions for wines where the cellar needs to do more work. My own table of five judges had one “great gold” […]
Pardon us, the wine judges, if we look a bit grungy after a wine competition – purple lips, brown teeth – but we’re just following advice from Australian dental researchers, who suggest we shouldn’t brush our teeth after tasting dozens of wine, reports The Drinks Business. Brushing gently with our fingers and a bit of […]
Bordeaux takes top prize, Ticino winery named world champion GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Earl Roumage winery in St Germain du Puch, France, won both the Best Merlot Varietal (single grape) and the Best Foreign Varietal Merlot prizes at the Mondial du Merlot wine competition, the Vinea Association in Sierre announced Friday 28 September. Cantina Monti […]
Sierre, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Vinea, a Valais-based association that was created 15 years ago to showcase the wines of Switzerland’s largest wine-producing canton, has grown into a major player in the wine world, far beyond its original Valais borders. Tuesday evening the group gave itself a new structure to better place it to educate the […]