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The Chasselas from Féchy to Dézaley, by Chandra Kurt

By sfw.pro | April 12, 2015

 

Designed and written by Chandra Kurt, a German Swiss journalist, polyglot, who has published two dozen books on wine. The book “Chasselas from Féchy to Dézaley” was published in 2014 at Orell Füssli.

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Jérome Aké Beda: From Abidjan to Geneva , the path of a gifted sommelier

First he hands you a glass of Chasselas, a Swiss grape he loves, requesting your view of his latest discovery; a rather pleasant introduction. Standing in a corner of his restaurant, his black sommelier apron tied around his waist, Jerome Aké Beda tastes different wines for an upcoming "winemaker evening," a food and wine pairing dinner, scheduled for a hundred people. Aké Beda was awarded the title of: “Sommelier of the Year 2015” by the Gault & Millau in Switzerland. A reward he considers "a symbol, a strong signal" to the African he is.

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Robert Parker rated Chasselas wines for the first time

For the first time, Robert Parker's magazine rates Swiss white wines, namely the Chasselas (or Fendant) produced mainly in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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A hidden gem, the Bielersee vineyards

The Bielersee region includes 80 wineries spread over 3 main areas; the overall surface is only 220 hectares (550 acres). Schernelz and Twann are located in the largest of the three areas of Bielersee wine region, which is situated on the north shore of the lake, in the foothills of the Jura. The second wine area is located southeast of the lake, and includes the villages of Erlach, Gampelen and Ins. The third, more confidential, is located on St. Peter’s peninsula, somehow in the middle of the lake. It is a nice walk and the place is known having hosted the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

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