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.
Archives for December 2012
Vintage 1895 Zurich wine yeast ready for the world
Zurich’s Rauschling wine: proof of a genie in the bottle ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – A live yeast discovered four years ago in an 1895 Rauschling wine from Obermeilen, canton Zurich, will provide the world’s winemakers with an exciting new option in 2013. The yeast, which plays an important role in developing a wine’s nose, or unique […]
Geneva train station to have major expansion by 2025 (update)
Updated 18:45 with figures from joint statement GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The makeover has already begun at Geneva’s Cornavin train station, as any occasional traveler trying to make sense of the frequent changes in the past two years has noted. Wednesday afternoon 19 December the city, canton, federal officials and the CFF rail company put it […]
Feeding the bees: mama doesn’t treat them equally
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – I’ll never look at my garden bees in the same way again, knowing what those queen sweat bees are up to. Researchers at the University of Lausanne have shown that queen bees limit the food their first batch of daughters receive. The first brood remains small, workers who help raise the second […]