Saturday, 23 May, CHF150 for dinner, special Wine & Dine overnight rates Some recipes can’t go wrong and here is one you can test in May, when spring is painting its colours in the Jura: the combination of Satigny, Geneva winery Domaine du Paradis with the hotel’s chef Rudy Pacheco in the dreamy setting of […]
Archives for March 2015
MORGES, SWITZERLAND – Arvinis is just around the corner, 15-20 April, in Morges. Some 20,000 people flock to this spring wine fair every year, set on tasting the new releases from many of western Switzerland’s wineries. The guest of honour this year is Arvinis’s hometown host, the Association des vins de Morges, fitting, given that […]
Switzerland is warming up to spring and with it, to a whole series of great wine events that run from now until autumn. I’m starting to post upcoming events organized by or with wineries and regional wine associations, along with the major wine fairs. Keep an eye on “what’s on” here in coming weeks.
Canton Vaud has no shortage of experts on Chasselas but Jérôme Aké Béda has a very special place among them. He is the Maître d’hôtel and sommelier at Auberge de l’Onde in St Saphorin, the too-charming hamlet in Lavaux, but he is also the co-author of “Les 99 Chasselas à boire avant de mourir”, one of […]
150 feared dead GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A Germanwings Airbus A320 with 144 passengers and a crew of 6 on board has crashed in a remote part of the French Alps, Tuesday morning. French President François Hollande and Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr say they fear there are no survivors from the crash of flight 4U9525 from […]