Three glasse and three bottles of red wine.

Coravin Test Round Two – Three Reds

Coravin Test Round Two – Three Reds For Round Two of the Coravin Test, I chose three fairly different red wines: a beautifully clean, organic Swiss wine from the Lavaux region at Lake Geneva, made with a relatively new hybrid called Diolinoir; an unusual, non-vintage, multi-state American blend; and a raspy, biodynamic Monastrell from the […]

The Coravin Model Two Elite in Red

The Coravin Test

Ah, Coravin. I want to believe, I really do. Convince me. A wonderful opportunity arose here in Germany a month ago: to become an independent tester for Coravin. From all the applicants (a detailed application was required, including how the successful applicant would increase awareness of the Coravin sytem) 32 would be selected. These 32 […]

The Croatian Wine Experience

The Croatian Wine Experience on Swiss Soil It has been quite a while since I had an experience like the one I was permitted last week. As a busy wine professional who travels a great deal, it isn’t often that I get to try a number of wines from a region that is completely new […]

Real Wines and Paul Liversedge MW

Switzerland has it good with Paul Liversedge MW and his “Real Wines” Online Wine Shop Isn’t it the dream of most wine lovers to open their own wine shop, stocked with the best and most interesting bottles from the producers and regions that represent their own tastes? Unfortunately, unless they are also wealthy and not […]

Grandi Marchi – the Seminar

Grandi Marchi – Welcome to the Pantheon No, I’m not talking about the gorgeous temple-turned-church in Rome. But just as the Pantheon of Rome is a church dedicated to “all the Gods”, so is the “Grandi Marchi” a kind of reference to many of the great wines of Italy. Please note: NOT all of them […]

Württemberg Meets California

VDP Württemberg With Californian Guests: Highlights In the south of Germany there is a large-ish state called Baden-Württemberg. As you can probably imagine, the state combines two historically distinct regions, Baden and Württemberg, into a single political unit. As far as wine is concerned – and as far as most of the people who live […]