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  • CHEESE FONDUE

    How to make fondue and everything we've learned over the years.
  • In Conversation with Gilles Besse

    Jean-René Germanier is one of Switzerland’s top wine producers. Founded in 1886, making it one of the oldest Swiss wineries, this family owned company is now headed by 3rd generation Jean-René and his nephew Gilles Besse. The boutique winery produces unique, award-winning wines such as Cayas, Mitis and Champmarais Cornalin...
  • DOMAINE DES MUSES AT MOSIMANN'S

    On Thursday March 19th 2015, we were welcomed by Anton Mosimann into his spectacular private club for an evening that will never be forgotten. Update: see the article by Julia Harding MW for JancisRobinson.com which came out of this dinner - normally only for subscribers to JancisRobinson.com but gracefully shared...
  • IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT TARAMARCAZ

    Wine is magical. It connects people and gives pleasure. I am following my dream combining art and wine." The Domaine des Muses Estate, in Sierre, Valais, Switzerland, was founded in 1992 by Nicole and Louis Taramarcaz. Their son, Robert Taramarcaz, a trained enologist, joined in 2002.  Robert has since shown...
  • YVES DE MESTRAL WINE DINNER - NOVEMBER 26

    On November 26th 2014 we met at the Bell Inn in Stilton - http://www.thebellstilton.co.uk/ - with Yves de Mestral from Maison Blanche (and the next generation, Antoine). The price for the dinner was £50.00 for 6 courses (including the canapés) and 9 wines, which was subsidised by us and Maison Blanche in...
  • Recommended by you: MAISON BLANCHE VIOGNIER

    Customer A.J., November 11th 2013 "The balance between the dry and the aromatic seemed perfectly judged, especially as it warmed in the glass. A rich yet subtle wine. This was a perfect pairing with sea bass topped with pine nuts." This is very appropriate as Yves DeMestral created this wine...
  • IN CONVERSATION WITH GUIDO BRIVIO

    Motivated by a long family-business tradition in the drinks industry, Guido Brivio set out at the beginning to target restaurants and speciality wine shops with high quality Swiss wines. “For me, every harvest is like creating a new painting.” We met Guido recently for a catch up as he was...
  • UK CELEBRATES NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WEEK

    14TH-20TH OCTOBER 2013 Treat yourself this week (or any other week) to a Swiss dessert wine, created to be perfect with chocolate or chocolate desserts. This week, all over the UK people are indulging in chocolate. Whilst savouring the luscious range of chocolates on offer, it might be worth saying...

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