The author of this book needs no introduction in Switzerland or to readers of Jancisrobinson.com. As a co-author of ‘Wine Grapes’, a world authority on grape genetics and native of Switzerland, Dr Vouillamoz is the only person who could possibly have written this book. The English version was copy-edited by Ellen Wallace.
Decanter, one of the leading publications in the world of wine, has just announced the results of the 17th annual edition of The Decanter World Wine Awards. Over 16,500 wines from 56 countries entered the competition which was judged by 116 wine experts, including 37 Masters of Wine and nine Master Sommeliers.
This year’s smaller than usual judging panel was a function of strict Covid safety guidelines, such as temperature checks on arrival, protective equipment, disposable spittoons and vibrating proximity tags.
Last November, Simon Hardy DipWSET and I, ambassadors for Swiss wines in London launched what we have nicknamed a « Stammtisch » for professionals at 67 Pall Mall. The idea was to host a monthly gathering where Swiss wines were presented to buyers and sommeliers in the best environment possible and with a non-constraining calendar. But after just four editions, the COVID-related lockdown happened and here is how we bounced back.
The Jancis Robinson website, one of the leading online publications in the world of wine, has just published its latest tasting article focused exclusively on Switzerland in which Julia Harding MW rated almost 100 Swiss wines. More than 60 of them (largely available in the UK) were shown at the London trade tasting organised in March by Jean-François Genoud and Simon Hardy. The rest were tasted by Julia last summer when she attended the Fête des Vignerons in Vevey and visited some Valais vineyards accompanied by José Vouillamoz.
VINEA on tour in Geneva
Initié en novembre 2016, le premier VINEA on tour a été organisé pour répondre à une demande récurrente des producteurs de vins désireux de partir à la rencontre des amateurs de vins à travers toute la Suisse. La première édition s’est tenue à Zurich. Au vu du succès de la première édition, l’expérience a été reconduite et intensifiée plusieurs fois par an dans différentes villes de Suisse.
A l'occasion des caves ouvertes genevoises, les domaines ouvrent leur portes et font déguster leurs crus. Une occasion de partir à la découverte du vignoble genevois et de ses acteurs.
Plus d'informations: https://swisswine.ch/fr/caves-ouvertes-geneve-2020
Offene Wein Keller - Caves ouvertes - Cantine Aperte – Open Wineries
It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Sue Style, author of the recent book on Switzerland entitled "The Landscape of Swiss Wine". Sue Style was appreciated by the producers she attended, warm and endearing personality, she was an honest observer of the wine world.