Due to programming changes, WRS is no longer producing Uncorked.
Every week food writer Jack Turner takes us roving through the vineyards of Switzerland and reveals the taste, lore and history of the wines he finds along the way. From the rare Vin de Glacier to the latest research on wine and memory, we cover it all.
Uncorked: Ski resort wines worth tasting (no really)Tuesday, 27 April, 2010Wine writer Jack Turner reveals Turner’s Law of Ski Wine: the better the resort, the worse the wine. He does, however, find a few gems worth tasting, if you can find them:
Uncorked: Pleasant surprises in Zurich's oldest wine barTuesday, 20 April, 2010Jack Turner drops into Zurich’s oldest wine bar, the Öpfelchammere or the “Urli,” to find out a little about its historically famous clientele—and learns you can be rewarded for climbing in the rafters:
Uncorked: Neuchâtel's delicious white secretTuesday, 13 April, 2010Wine writer Jack Turner reveals the mystery of the white pinot noir, Perdrix Blanche:
Uncorked: Champagne bottles getting smallerTuesday, 30 March, 2010Don’t panic, it’s not the contents but the bottle itself that’s changing. Jack Turner explains:
Uncorked: Surprising top 10 ChardonnaysTuesday, 23 March, 2010The results from the Chardonnay du Monde 2010 are in and there were some big surprises in the top 10—and Switzerland fared surprisingly well. Jack Turner has details:
Uncorked: Swiss solution to age-old wine buying problemTuesday, 9 March, 2010Who can you trust in the bottle store? Wine writer Jack Turner introduces us to a Swiss website that mashes up the data from all those wine rankings, medals and competition awards to give a more reliable weighted ranking system:
Uncorked: The return of ConstantiaTuesday, 2 March, 2010Jack Turner quotes Jane Austin to describe the once famous but short-lived South African dessert wine, Constantia, which has been brought back to life a century later:
Uncorked: Giving thanks to the FoehnTuesday, 23 February, 2010The warm Foehn wind is what makes wine growing possible in most of Switzerland—and much of central Europe for that matter. Wine writer Jack Turner explains:
Uncorked: Taking stock of Swiss wineTuesday, 16 February, 2010Jack Turner owns up to his western bias, and takes a look at some of the lesser known wines on the other side of the Röstigraben:
Uncorked: Sweet, delicious Ice WineTuesday, 9 February, 2010Jack Turner introduces us to the daring world of wines harvested at temperatures of at least -8°C:
Uncorked: China puts new wealth on the vineTuesday, 2 February, 2010Maybe not a huge surprise that China is one of the world’s top consumers of wine—but the No. 5 producer? Jack Turner fills us in:
Uncorked: Wonderful winter wine festivalTuesday, 26 January, 2010Jack Turner previews the annual Percée du Vin Jaune festival just across the way in the neighboring French Jura:
Uncorked: Carrying on about MontrachetTuesday, 19 January, 2010Pete Forster and Jack Turner introduce ask what’s all the fuss about Montrachet—consistently rated as one of the ten best wines in the world.
Uncorked: Swiss dessert winesTuesday, 22 December, 2009Jack Turner’s focus this week is on desert wines, and specifically on the variety most commonly found in Switzerland, known as flétrie, made from dried out grapes picked late in the autumn.
Uncorked: Swiss wine makes a splash abroadTuesday, 15 December, 2009Jack Turner has been perusing the latest of Wine Spectator magazine’s lists of the top 100 wines, and although Swiss wine is little-known and therefore under represented, some familiar names do crop up.