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: In praise of Blue NunTuesday, 18 August, 2009Jack Turner stands up for the often-maligned wine Blue Nun, not often considered a connoisseur’s choice, but aiming for new recognition following a major relaunch.
Uncorked: Gender bias in wine favors womenTuesday, 11 August, 2009Wine has historically been a man’s domain, but it seems that, generally speaking, it’s women who have a greater physiological capacity to taste wine. Jack Turner tells us all about it.
Uncorked: Ticino's ancient grapeTuesday, 4 August, 2009Jack Turner explains how Ticino’s native Bondola grape varietal survived a disease which almost destroyed all Europe’s wine.
Uncorked: White Merlot a well-kept secretTuesday, 28 July, 2009Yes, White Merlot. Jack Turner introduces this lesser-known but fabulous summer wine from the Ticino region.
Uncorked: Vin de glacierTuesday, 7 July, 2009Jack Turner introduces us to one of the rarest wines in Switzerland—and of course the story behind it.
Uncorked: aka Riesling-SylvanerTuesday, 30 June, 2009Jack Turner introduces us to the pioneering efforts of Swiss-born Dr. Hermann Müller which brought us the Müller-Thurgau aka Riesling-Sylvaner wines.
Uncorked: 'Buy on an apple, sell on cheese'Tuesday, 9 June, 2009Jack Turner joins Pete Forster for a weekly chat about wine, this week bringing with him a simple tip for judging the quality of wines, as used by dealers.
Uncorked: Altered flavoursTuesday, 2 June, 2009Jack Turner explains how certain flavours found in foods including asparagus, pepper and chocolate can dramatically alter the perceived flavour of a wine, and how even this variation can vary between individuals.
Uncorked: LavauxTuesday, 26 May, 2009Jack Turner explains how the relationship between climate and landscape in canton Vaud’s Lavaux area give rise to the region’s excellent wine grapes, perhaps most famously the chasselas.
Uncorked: Wine and memoryTuesday, 19 May, 2009Jack Turner joins Pete Forster to talk about a new research published in the Journal of Nutrition which shows that wine consumption in moderation can improve memory.