Parker Does Switzerland — The Wine Advocate Speaks: Part 3

Wine Advocate Interim End of January Issue—Switzerland: 50 Wines To Be Remembered Close on the heels of Switzerland′s cameo in Issue 228 of the Wine Advocate is another review of 50 or so Swiss wines entitled “To Be Remembered” and several more included in a separate entry under “Miscellaneous Releases.” Switzerland′s star turn is indeed breathtaking […]

Parker Does Switzerland — The Wine Advocate Speaks: Part 2 — The Reds

Part 2 of “Parker Does Switzerland” is devoted to the nineteen red wines reviewed in common. They range from point noir to merlot with cornalin and syrah thrown in. Wine Advocate staff writer, Stephen Reinhardt, also reviews a rare gamay bio-type, Plant Robert—from there he goes on to incorrectly assert that gamay is only significant in Geneva. That’s big news to devotees […]

Parker Does Switzerland — The Wine Advocate Speaks: Part 1 — The Whites

The Robert Parker/Wine Advocate brand couldn’t have timed it any better. First, stir up the usually dignified Swiss wine community with a rare review of 200 or so of its wines, then time publication of the results to coincide with February’s “Matter of Taste” event in Zürich. Voilà, sold out event. Never mind that Parker […]

Profile: La Maison du Moulin (Coinsins, La Côte, Vaud)

It’s three weeks into the new year and the weather is already historic—the coldest January in 30 years—and on this day it’s even colder with bone-numbing winds. Fortunately the family car is equipped with new snow tires, 4-wheel drive and GPS. All three are necessary with La Bise Noire in full fury and snow drifts obliterating […]