Laura Paccot meets the honourable Circle of Wine Writers on line

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Ellen Wallace / Laura Paccot


Laura Paccot, approaching 30, works very closely with her father Raymond Paccot at Domaine La Colombe in Féchy, canton Vaud. She spoke with the international Circle of Wine Writers about a dynamic new generation in Switzerland, which includes many young women taking over from their fathers - many if not most have done training periods in wineries abroad. This group is now coming of age, taking on responsibility for family cellars: it’s a changing of the guard. They are keen to move to natural wines, lower use of sulphites, zero sugar sparkling wines, greater focus on organic - and their parents are keen to make sure that the quality standards they built and their market success don’t suffer. There’s a healthy tension to these significant changes.

Introduction by Circle writer-member Ellen Wallace, author of Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines.