Sierre, Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The opening of the 6-7 September (Saturday-Sunday) Vinea wine fair in Sierre promises its usual spectacular weather, with pleasant temperatures and sunny skies.
“My philosophy is simple: I like the world of music, and there I think global because you have to let yourself think big enough. But I drink “local,” Daniel Rossellat smiles, raising a glass of very good Chasselas from the vineyards near Paleo, the festival he founded more than 35 years ago. “I always taste […]
Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Wednesday night in villages near the resort of Crans-Montana farmers and friends cheered, wine glasses in hand, as Spring was officially declared in the Swiss Alps by those who know the mountainside best. [Ed.note: click on images to view larger.] The fighting cows were let out of their barns, with the […]
Aubonne, Vaud, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The first thing you notice about the Swiss fondue tree is that it’s unusual-looking, with its odd shape and bright colours. Photos: Serious business – Magali de Marco Messmer and Jean-Claude Biver wait for the hot wine to test the meat fondue. Right, it doesn’t get much better: nature, strawberries, […]
Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Benjamin Marais is the new wine steward at the Kempinski Grand Hotel’s recently opened restaurant, The Grill. At the fair age of 25 he has amassed considerable knowledge about wines, but also about the people who drink them, including younger drinkers. He previously worked at the Mirador in Lausanne where he […]