Never heard of great Swiss wine, but couldn’t refuse when some friends were heading out to the apparently famous “cave ouvert”. All the wineries around CERN (didn’t know there were so many) are open for tasting over the weekend. Although, it started out with the typical gray weather, the sun managed its way out and was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The Geneva transportation board had arranged shuttles to drive you around so drunks are not running over wine tasters in the narrow hilly roads of Satigny and neighborhood. Many were even brave enough to bike but the thought of uphill road after a few glasses makes me nauseous. But I would recommend taking your bike out there if you are not drinking, it is quite beautiful.
So the typical wines from what I gathered were chasselas, gamay, gameret and pinot noir. There were some Merlot and others (btw I am not a wine expert) but nothing came across to be spectacular. I found myself thinking that the 4 Euro Bordeaux from Champion last week was more satisfying. I am not really qualified to say something intelligent about wines and perhaps I didn’t manage to traverse all the fine Swiss wineries, but I was a bit disappointed, not for the free wine off course.
However, I did learn that they was a very good place for RIBS somewhere in Dardingy, have to check it out soon.