Thursday, April 12, 2018

Swiss swill.

The few times in my life that I have flown first class, I have been delighted by the selection of wines available to the traveller, me, and the fact that the cabin crew will open a full 750 ml bottle of anything one desires.  So civilised.  Usually airplane wine is substandard and uninspiring.  I generally only bother drinking on a plane if I think it will make me fall asleep.  It never does.
I was so impressed by this Swiss wine that I was offered, to and from Zurich, on my recent trip home to Blighty, that I took an empty bottle off the plane with me because I didn't want to forget it.  (I suppose a photograph would have sufficed.)
I don't know, and can't find, too much information about the producer of this wine except for the obvious on the label; the producer seems to be Merveilles, a co-operative out of Basel.  Made from the Chasselas grape, this medium bodied, lower acid, yet refreshing wine was a very pleasant surprise.  Chasselas, the most common white grape variety grown in Switzerland, is thought to have originated in Egypt (what a waste!)  I'm just glad it made it onto my Swissair flight.

3 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a Swiss wine available in NH. Be sure if I see this one, I'll grab it!

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Oh, love the little red and white flag!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: You do seem to have a great selection in NH, but I'd be shocked if you actually found a wine from this producer...I had to go to Zurich for it :)
Yes, the little ensign is a nice touch.