2007 Gamay “Les Romaines”, Frères Dutruy, Vaud


We all know Gamay as the grape of Beaujolais, for which this region occupies a quasi monopolistic role. Nonetheless there are other wine regions, suprising ones, that grow this underrepresented varietal. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Switzerland

Farewell Wine-Tasting: Not a regular TGIF Night!


Last weekend we had what we then called a diablog meeting which is supposed to mean a wine-evening with fellow blogger and friend Didier who after a year in Germany is moving back to France. So diablog of course, because I am now blogging about those wines, and I am sure he soon will too he blogged about it as well. For the wine selection, there was no topic, so it was a chaotic mix of styles and types; not senseless though, just chaotic: Reds and Whites, aged and younger ones, French, German and even Swiss, Sweet and Dry. The only idea maybe behind one bottle was an ultimate test of courage for someone who was about to leave Germany: (really) aged Riesling. Otherwise it was more about having a good time. So of course, thanks Didier for having me over and also thanks Mizuki for the delicious Japanese dinner.

Mmmmh! Japanese Chili-Prawns!
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2008 Salix Chenin Blanc, Louis Bovard, Saint-Saphorin, Switzerland


Chenin Blanc from Switzerland, I kidd you not! This country is full of unexpected bottles.
The producer of this specimen, Louis Bovard, makes wines on the shores of Lake Geneva since 9 generations, yet it is the first time I hear about them. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Switzerland

Geneva Food Pics

Just to be consistent in time I have to put up those very few pics of my time spent in Geneva for the Car Show. Time for looking up nice restaurants was quite limited. But at least one nice Risotto found its way onto our palates

Yes the Geneva Car Show is slightly more glamorous than others in the world Read the rest of this entry »