Picnic at Terra Remota

Call me a wine snob, but mostly my heart sinks when an estate lists “wine tourism” as part of their offer. I have visions of chugging around the vineyards in a toy train, headphones clapped tightly to my ears while I fiddle frantically with the audioguide in search of the right language and listen with… Continue reading Picnic at Terra Remota

The Landscape of Swiss Wine

My latest book on Swiss wines – Number Ten in my collection – is just out. For an introduction to Switzerland’s secret wine culture, there’s no better place to start

Bring on the Bas-Rhin: Mochel, Mélanie & Co.

Overlook the northerly Bas-Rhin vineyards at your peril: there are some great growers producing fine wines, well worth exploring

Harvest in Alsace: Dirler-Cadé, Zusslin, Martin Schaetzel by Kirrenbourg, Bott-Geyl & Jean-Marc Bernhard

Harvest time is hardly the right time to visit winegrowers in Alsace – but we did it anyway and got a great welcome…