I was reminded of the wines of Südtirol (aka Alto Adige) when a kind friend visited recently bearing a delicious bottle of Chardonnay from the Castelfeder winery. Here’s a piece I penned some while back on these wines, following a tasting in Basel…
Swiss wines are catching the attention of a few curious wine drinkers and making ripples, if not actual waves. At a time when more and more of us are interested in sampling curiosities and hunting down original, exciting wines that stand out from the crowd, these Alpine treasures are worth seeking out.
The link between wine and hospitals goes back centuries – think only of the Hospices de Beaune, de Strasbourg…and the Cru de l’Hôpital in Vully, Switzerland
[*a version of this article appears in the February 2015 issue of Decanter.] If you’d asked anyone about France’s Jura region and its wines a couple of decades ago, chances are you’d have received a blank stare. A few enlightened souls might have muttered something about vin jaune, or dredged up memories of faded signs… Continue reading Vin Jaune & Company – Exploring the Jura