Swiss Vintners Carve Wine Cellar Out of Glacier
Issue: October 15, 1999
October 15, 1999 Swiss Vintners Carve Wine Cellar Out of Glacier W inemakers in a small town in southern Switzerland have given new meaning to the term "ice wine." Faced with a shortage of cellars in which to stock its dessert wine, the Mathier family, which owns the Nouveau Salquenen winery, came up with a novel idea: storing six barrels of the 1997 vintage in the high Alps, in a snow- and ice-covered cave deep inside the Rhone glacier.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 1999.