Ellen Wallace is an American journalist established in Switzerland, who embraced the project of explaining Swiss wines to the Anglo Saxon community; her book Vineglorious is a compilation of short and pleasant stories about Swiss wines. The opposite of a boring encyclopedia and yet it is fairly comprehensive, pleasantly written, elegantly designed and well illustrated. While reading it you will learn about the grapes, the terroirs and the swiss wine culture. This book is a lovely Christmas gift for wine lovers. (JFG - sommelier @ swiss fine wine)
Vineglorious ! celebrates the world of contemporary fine Swiss wines, from ancient native grape varieties to Switzerland’s extraordinary geography and the handiwork of skilled artisans.
Unwrap the mysteries of award-winning winemakers from this Alpine country : step into history, go to the source of the Rhone river, and trek through the vines. Consider larch barrels and sip glacier wine. Share a glass of red from the cellars pf the Pinot Noir world champion and white from vineyards carved by monks a millennium ago.
Vineglorious ! gives readers a foothold to make sense of a complex and rich cultural landscape by exploring it through Swiss wines.
Ellen Wallace is a journalist who specializes in Swiss wines. She moved in 1985 from Paris to the Lake Geneva area, where she has been an international news, wine and travel journalist, an editor and publisher, and a judge at world wine competitions. Her work has appeared in more than 200 publications. She is the author of books on China and English as an international language.