BERN, SWITZERLAND – Chocolate and cheese consumption in Switzerland aren’t slipping, but two liquid icons of Swissness are continuing their downward trend: milk and wine consumption are both slipping, despite an increasing population. Whether the larger share of foreigners in the population partially explains the change is a matter for conjecture. Cheese consumption has remained [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Arvinis opens officially Wednesday evening 17 April in Morges, the unofficial start to the wine-tasting season in Switzerland. The fair, held at the CFF Halle next to the train station in Morges, attracts some 20,000 people every year during its five-day run. Visitors pay CHF35 for a glass that they carry around [...]
Figure well below that for UK, France GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss continue to hold a steady line on their consumption of spirits, at about 1.6 litres per person a year for the past 10 years. Consumption has risen slightly, new figures from the Federal Bureau for Alcohol show, but in line with the rising [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – France’s Jura mountains are defined by deep, secret forests and rushing streams, so it is always a surprise to suddenly come upon snug villages edged by magnificent vineyards. Coming down into Arbois, there is such an abrupt change of scenery and state of mind that your arrival calls for a pause. A [...]
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – The latest global cost of living index by the Economist Intelligence Unit has sparked the usual national pride and fear remarks, with Australian cities showing a sudden rise to the top 10, while Zurich and Geneva have slipped, ouf, thanks to pressure easing on the franc against some other currencies. But a [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Don’t miss the extraordinary tale, a GenevaLunch.com feature, of how the “1895″ wine yeast that made headlines in 2008 has moved from a 113 year old bottle to the world stage, where it will be marketed in 2013.
PRESS RELEASE FROM GENEVALUNCH.COM GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Swiss wine expert, international wine judge and GenevaLunch.com editor Ellen Wallace will be offering a 70-minute introduction to Swiss Wines and guided tour of the Vinea Swiss wines fair in English Saturday 1 September, in cooperation with Vinea. This is a first for Switzerland’s largest outdoor wine event. [...]
Gourmands and gourmets find their hearts racing as they enter the beautiful Vom Fass boutiques. High-quality specialty vinegars and oils, wines and spirits are the mainstay, with tastings offered (in English, at least in Geneva) and seasonal products. They service the high-end restaurant business, so you’re in good shopping company. A nice touch is that [...]
GENEVA, Switzerland-Wine, wheels…and wet. In spite of the lousy weather accompanying the Geneva Caves Ouvertes last weekend, the excellent wine on offer and beautiful Geneva area scenery left me with a smile on my face. Here’s a sampling of what I saw. Enjoy.
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Those beautiful late-harvest wines for which Switzerland is gaining such a world reputation is part of the influence behind a new Swiss-based product, Nestlé’s limited edition Naora Grand Cru coffee capsules. Nespresso spent two years working with the National Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers “to perfect the technique which was heavily influenced [...]