Category Archives: Swiss Wine

Newcomer at RIBA

Already this year there have been some astoundingly good Tastings on the London circuit, but Newcomer Wines’ “The Old New World” at the Royal Institute of British Architects was right up there with the best. I remember my first visit … Continue reading

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Raw Wine 2017 – Part 1

In the run up to last weekend there was palpable excitement in the London wine fraternity, and doubtless beyond. Raw Wine was in town. Raw, founded and run by Isabelle Legeron MW, is one of the two big annual “natural … Continue reading

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Rolling Back More Swiss Wines

I am lucky to have friends in Geneva who appreciate wine, and whenever I’m there, they ply me all kinds of Swiss wines. Rather than internationally known superstar wines (the finest Swiss wines are only a little less expensive in … Continue reading

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A Lavaux Affair

Let’s face it, if you are the kind of wine lover who reads a wine blog you are probably an inveterate romantic who adores being in the vineyards as much as drinking the wine. Something in that bucolic scenery gets … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful

Regular readers will know who I’ve been buying wine from in 2015, my favourite small merchants and wine shops. There is another group of people who maybe don’t get as much press, or coverage in social media, who are doing … Continue reading

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Recent Wines (October 2015)

I rarely write about the wines I drink at home, but in light of the last post, and the one on the Oddities lunch, I thought it might interest or amuse some readers. For some people who I know read … Continue reading

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What, More Switzerland?

Jancis devoted her FT Column this week to Swiss wine. Much of it covered the native Fendant grape variety (aka Chasselas), and it didn’t seem she was too fond-ant (ouch!) of it, despite an otherwise very positive article. Fendant is … Continue reading

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