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Old 04.07.2008, 15:50
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Re: french wine vs swiss wine

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Your best bet is to buy Spanish wines from the Priorat, Ribera del Duero or Rioja regions, or Italian wines from the Veneto (Amarone), Valpolicella (Sforzato), Piedmont (Barbera), Tuscany (Brunello) etc. regions.

Switzerland makes some nice white wines, but I only use white wine for cooking. Red wine its where its at for me. They also make soem Pinot Noir, but in comparison to the Pinot I've had in California it is not as complex and satisfying to me...

France has some excellent reds too, but you have to know where to get what (that is quality can really differ even within the same vintage - in my experience), with Italian and Spanish wines it is much easier to end up with a winner.

My 2 cents.

thank you stephanwolf.

you are quite right, when I no choice, I rather pick the Italian wine. I love Piedmont, even it is the cooking grade.

Not anything particular, but it tastes better than the others.

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