“Cachoterie Merlot” 2009, Cave Beetschen in Begnins, Vaud, SwitzerlandVoluptuous is the first word that comes to mind. Fruity, oak fully integrated, round and luscious. Just right for lifting the spirits on these gray Lake Geneva days as the fog and early winter start to surround us. I bought this some time back and cellared it […]
Wines I think you'll enjoy, most of which you'll find in Switzerland. I taste about 1,500 wines a year, at competitions where I'm a judge, at tasting sessions, restaurants, home. I'm independent: I don't sell wine and I buy about 95% of the wines I try at home.
“Le Protagoniste”, a fine marriage of literature and wineDomaine de la Ville de Morges Delightfully easy to drink, very good value for money, wonderful nose. I had it with simple tomato sauce pasta, would be curious to try it with a mild curry dish given the cloves and cardamom notes in the wine. Type: RedGrapes: […]
“Le Virtuose”, Blondel-Duboux, red blend, Epesses Grand Cru, Lavaux, canton Vaud I was leaving the Vinorama in Rivaz, on the shores of Lake Geneva, after its ribbon-cutting event Tuesday evening. On a whim I told the staff that my husband was home preparing lamb, potatoes and fresh broccoli, and I wanted a nice big red […]
A surprise, this one, with most Humagne Rouge from its home canton, Valais. St Saphorin, which sits on the shores of Lake Geneva, has a fine Humagne Rouge, from the Cave du Château de Glérolles, a fine old castle that juts out into the lake. We drank the 2013 with a fun and comforting Saturday […]
The home of Oeil de Perdrix wine is Neuchâtel, just north of here. This northern stretch of Canton Vaud was long considered a backwater for wine but in recent years great strides have been made, and this wine is an award winner. It’s good value for money. Dry, very aromatic nose of strawberries and as […]