Speed checks to be stepped up as part of new safety measures BERN, SWITZERLAND – The CFF rail company is increasing safety systems for several of its regional trains following a fatal crash earlier this year that took the life of a young conductor driving one of the trains. The changes are the result of […]
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Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Forty people lost their lives in accidents in 2008 that were linked to public transport: three of them in buses, one in a tram accident and the other 36 in accidents that involved “unauthorized” crossings or inattention at crossings of trains and trams. Switzerland has one of the world’s lowest rates […]
I was visiting wineries in the heart of the Côte Rôtie appellation, one of 28 AOCs in France’s Rhone Valley region. It is arguably the most exclusive of the AOCs, with some of the most refined and often most expensive wines.
Vertical tasting of 7 vintages, Cave La Colombe It’s probably safe to say almost no one beyond a handful of wine industry professionals really masters the appellation and naming system for Swiss wines. This is in any event changing soon, so don’t be surprised if I say I drank a really good wine called Curzilles […]
Several wineries now make Garanoir-Gamaret blends which tend to give a wine that is easy to drink, more robust than a Pinot Noir yet lighter than the more tannic wines such as Syrah and Cornalin, which are popular as hearty reds in Switzerland.