Log In / Join Now

Magazine Archives: Oct. 15, 1999

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.

To continue reading this page, become a WineSpectator.com member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!

Already a member?

Job Opportunity

WineSpectator.com seeks an assistant editor in its New York City office to help develop content for its website, e-mail newsletters, social media platforms and apps. Candidates should have one to three years of journalism experience in a digital environment and be able to handle daily deadlines. Get more details.

WineRatings+ app: Download now for 300,000+ ratings.