Wine with Dinner: Randomly Chosen in May

Ready for Summer!! A little house-cleaning in May brought out these samples from the cellar. Don’t hesitate to search for and try the interesting French-American hybrid from Geneva and the stellar Mondeuse from Canton Vaud. Nothing like some juicy reds to finish off the month but first some white wines of note. Aligoté 2014, Domaine […]

MDVS 2016: Part 2 – Red Wine

Part Two of my tasting at the MDVS event staged at Geneva’s newly restored Hôtel Beau-Rivage focuses on red wine. Once again I did not taste everything but can recommend these as being among the best wines of the day. Cabernet and Blends Domaine Grand’Cour (Satigny, Geneva): This ambitious winery draws a lot of inspiration […]

Le Chef: A New Dining Destination at Geneva International Airport

Benjamin Luzuy is a busy man. That’s what happens when talent meets opportunity. Always full of new ideas and the vision to execute them, Luzuy has proven ready to seize the moment when a landlord approaches him with a unique restaurant space in need of a partner-tenant or when a financier with capital seeks a […]

Profile: Paul-Henri Soler (Meyrin, Geneva)

Every once in a while I come across a winemaker whose character and art defy description. Ladies and gentlemen, I have recently met such a man, his name is Paul-Henri Soler. Mr. Soler came to my attention while I was researching the natural wine movement in Switzerland. He hails from the French side of the […]

Wine with Dinner: Randomly Chosen in October

It’s the end of another month so here is a rundown of the bottles popped and enjoyed. I am beginning to recognize that Switzerland is a treasure trove of unique wines, places and people. There is passion and dedication here and we are beginning to see lots of experimentation to boot. There is a natural […]

The Hamburgers of Geneva

America is in the midst of a hamburger arms race. Bacon, avocado, heirloom tomato, farmstead cheeses—hell, even chilies and wild mushrooms are positively so-mid-last-century. The new arsenal includes outré offerings like foie gras, duck egg, white truffles, boletes, kimchi and many other gourmet products never intended to be eaten within a bun, buttered or not. […]