Mediterranean diet very clear winner for cardiovascular problems

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – In a rare move, a medical study of a Mediterranean diet’s impact on cardiovascular problems proved so conclusive the study was abandoned early, after nearly five years. The study, published 25 February in the New England Journal of Medicine, included 7,447 persons considered at risk, and it put them on three diets. […]

The smart guys’ lunch? green tea, chocolate, fruit and red wine


Swiss cognitive function, measured in Nobels, and chocolate consumption, measured by sales, both high GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A tip, maybe, from the Swiss, who are the world’s innovation winners and who, by 2011, had garnered more Nobel prizes per capita than any other nation: keep eating certain fruits and chocolate and drinking green tea and […]

Aigle Gamay 2009 Les Celliers du Chablais

Wine tasting notes, Swiss red wines (blind tasting) wine video, red Red wine, fruity yet somber, slightly spicy, dry Grape variety: Gamay Winery: Les Celliers du Chablais Location: Aigle, Vaud Price at the winery: CHF18.00 View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely Complete list of GenevaLunch Swiss […]

Gamay Fou du Roi 2009, Cave Beetschen

Wine tasting notes, Swiss red wines wine video, red Red wine, dry Grape variety: Gamay Winery: Cave Beetschen Location: Bursins, canton Vaud Price at the winery: CHF13 View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely Complete list of GenevaLunch Swiss wine videos, produced by RomanDuVin Click on image […]

Tomatoes for glorious skin and red wine to keep diabetes away from the kids

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – It is a heartening week in the research news corner, as seen from Canada. Researchers in Lausanne have measured the long-term metabolism in humans of lycopene, found in tomatoes, and coupled with recent research from the UK we now know it can do wonders for the skin. Another group in Canada are […]

Vaud vineyard wins “Best Merlot” title!

Serendipity: two Vaud gold winners at Mondial du Merlot holding weekend openhouses Morges, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Two of the top Merlots in the world, named late Thursday 25 November at the Mondial du Merlot in Ticino, are grown quite close to each other in canton Vaud. The competition, in its third year, had entries from […]

Ticino gets honours: 2010 Swiss Winemaker of the Year (update)

New edition of Swiss Wine Guide launched Update 23:45  Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – And the winner is: Meinrad Perler, named the best winemaker in Switzerland for 2010! The news was announced Thursday evening, 28 October at a gala event and dinner for the world of Swiss wines, the award ceremony for the Grand Prix du […]

Swiss shift their wine habits, 2009 figures show

Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Swiss drank more French champagne and more bottled wine from Italy, and especially more imported red wine in 2009, a year where the global economic crisis appears to have had a curious impact on wine consumption in the country. Imports rose by 3.4 percent in 2009, after falling in 2008, […]

French wine researchers find good side secret


Paris, France (GenevaLunch) – The secret behind the reputed healthful effects of moderate quantities of red wine have been a hot research topic for more than 20 years. French researchers at Inserm national research institute in Angers say they have now found the molecular mechanism that links known benefits, in reducing cardiovascular risk, of the […]

Swiss drinking fewer foreign reds, more foreign white wines


Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Swiss carried on drinking wine in much the same way in 2008 as in 2007, consuming 2.78 million hectolitres (1 hectolitre = 100 litres or 22 gallons) of wine, roughly 36 bottles per person for the year for the permanent population of 7.7 million. But they drank less red wine […]