Grape harvesting has begun and you can expect slooooow traffic on secondary roads in all the grape-growing areas in Switzerland. Sign from a container for grapes harvested by machine, 30 September in Tartegnin, Vaud, and the entry to the village.
Archives for September 2014
Basel testing cross-border trams
BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Basel began testing a cross-border tram, line number 8 from Kleinhüningen to Weil am Rhein in Germany, Monday 29 September, reports the Railway Gazette. “An initial two weeks of technical tests for all tram types in the BVB fleet will lead up to German BOStrab certification in mid-October, overseen by Stuttgart-based TAB. […]
Down below, preparing for the harvest
At dawn Sunday, it looked like this, the mist hanging over the vineyards of Sierre, Miège, Salgesch and beyond, in canton Valais. Quiet vineyards, but as of today in full swing with the harvest (although they began last week).
Blueberries catching on in Switzerland
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – In just 10 years the consumption of blueberries in Switzerland has grown from 500 to 2,200 tons a year and in the past five years the space given over to growing them has nearly doubled. But the Swiss still consume only 50 g per person per year – compared to 600 g/person […]
Vineglorious! review in Wine-searcher
Latest review of Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines, from Wine-searcher international magazine/wine database. You might also want to check out my comment at the end, with some responses and information about the upcoming index, whose publication was delayed a bit. All reviews and media mentions of the book