Paris, France (GenevaLunch) – The French government has approved raising the age for sales of alcohol and tobacco from 16 to 18 as part of a package of health measures. New regulations will ironically allow, for the first time, advertising for alcoholic beverages on the Internet, as a result of negotiations with the wine industry.
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First in a two-part series on the upswing in luxury hotels Crans-Montana, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The global economy is in a morose state, with Switzerland predicted to join the recession in 2009. November figures for the hotel industry released 16 January show it may be starting to feel the impact: figures were down overall by […]
Geneva, Switzerland (Le Temps, Fre) – Geneva Tuesday presented details including likely routes and timetables, for an RER urban transport plan that is designed to greatly reduce automobile traffic in the greater Geneva area in Switzerland and France. The new project was signed by French, Geneva and Vaud authorities in March 2008 and will link […]
I forgot how much I love to drive, and what I love about driving, or is it just the road itself… Driving through Southern France on our way to Madrid, through the Basque Country, and two days later returning through North eastern Spain, I see glimpses of the Road in a European setting; rugged hills […]
‘Tis the season for overseas guests and non-Swiss friends to drop in for a sociable drink or two. Here are some suggestions for showing off the fine wines of Switzerland. Aperitif food, uncomplicated Keep it simple – Swiss wines work well with Swiss air-dried meats and cheese platters for late afternoon or early evening. Dried […]