GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AMONG THE VINES – An exciting wine research experiment is underway in the chilly waters of Lake Geneva. You read that headline right: Switzerland’s most visited tourist attraction, the Chateau de Chillon near Montreux, took 330 bottles of its excellent Chasselas wine, Clos de Chillon, and some sparkling wines and slipped them […]
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AMONG THE VINES – Everyone cried when two hail storms swept through many of western Switzerland’s vineyards in June 2013, and there were tears for some of the other bad weather patches last year, but a growing sense that vintage 2013 would be a good one has now been confirmed. In fact, […]
Chateau de Chillon’s wines have had a re-brith in the past three years and are gaining an excellent reputation in the wine world, under the guidance of Badoux winery’s oenologist, Daniel Dufaux. The second “dumping” of 400 bottles of the most recent vintage of the wine as well as a brut sparkling wine from Badoux into Lake Geneva doesn’t mean they are throwing it away, but storing it at a low temperature in a pilot project.
The goal is to see what the impact is on the evolution of wine stored and matured underwater. Tests will be carried out by oenologists for tasting but also by the federal research station in Changins for the impact on the chemical and biological makeup of the wine.
20 months of renovations end for airport 4-star GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Crowne Plaza Hotel this week officially unveiled the results of a 20-month and CHF40 million investment programme that saw two floors added. The original 306 rooms and suites have been expanded to include 60 new “Club” rooms and suites on the new floors […]
Canton approves alternative to Franz Weber project LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND / AMONG THE VINES – Voters in Vaud will have the final say 18 May about how land around the famous Lavaux vineyards can be used and developed. The governing cantonal council Tuesday voted strongly to support a parliamentary plan that would cover land use and […]