Here’s what I’m opening for New Year’s Eve: three bottles I don’t know, none of them old, because I like to look forward at this time of year. I know and trust the producers and will enjoy learning something new about their work. I think celebrating a new year should mean reminding ourselves to be […]
Archives for December 2008
Out of town guests for New Year’s weekend? Serve Swiss!
‘Tis the season for overseas guests and non-Swiss friends to drop in for a sociable drink or two. Here are some suggestions for showing off the fine wines of Switzerland. Aperitif food, uncomplicated Keep it simple – Swiss wines work well with Swiss air-dried meats and cheese platters for late afternoon or early evening. Dried […]
Christmas star heads west, over Martigny’s Roman ruins
Photo, 26 December 2008, Roman ruins in Martigny, Valais with an artificial Christmas star and the real one, which is heading west as night falls in Switzerland. Click on image to enlarge it.
Geneva Airport growth continues despite economy: 11 millionth passenger lands
Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The 11 mllionth passenger of the year passed through Geneva’s Cointrin Airport this week, an alltime record, the airport says.
Good news for foreign skiers landing in Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland (20 Minutes Fre) – There is good news for the 100,000 people expected to pass through Geneva’s Cointrin Airport during each of the three holiday weekends coming up: border guards are opening up four instead of the usual two passport controls.