Chasselas Forever–A Film By Florian Burion

Chasselas Forever—Une Histoire de Cépage—A Film By Florian Burion (Octuor Films—2016) Filmmaker Florian Burion’s new documentary Chasselas Forever mashes-up the best elements of travelogue, National Geographic, the History Channel and a TV detective series into one beautifully and lovingly presented tribute. It turns out the mysterious grape chasselas is worthy of a starring role. What […]

Concours Vin Bio-Suisse 2016

Bio Suisse is a non-governmental, not for profit association of Swiss organic farming organisations which was founded in 1981. Today this umbrella organization includes 32 agricultural member organizations and the research institute for organic farming. Bio Suisse has different standards for agriculture production and processing. The standards are process specific and have special regulations regarding […]

Mondial du Chasselas: Les Palmarès 2016

Chasselas is about balance: Terroir, but not too much; Fruit, but not too much; Round and full, but not too much; Acidic, but not too much.—Stéphanie Delarze in Chasselas Forever The History While most of the world is content to eat chasselas out of hand the Swiss are hard at work transforming its golden-hued berries […]

A Wine of Note: Domaine Denis Mercier

Pinot Noir 2015, Anne-Catherine & Denis Mercier, Valais In a previous post—An Honest Attempt to Debunk the Myth That Swiss Wine Is Expensive—I argue that Switzerland may well offer the world’s best value for money proposition in pinot noir. Well, even before the ink is dry, I have a contender for the best pinot noir […]