BERN, SWITZERLAND – Swiss tourism figures showed some unusual developments in November 2013, with Italy showing the strongest growth, with overnight stays up 14 percent, France up 8.2 percent and Spain up 14 percent. Italy led the way with the largest overall increase in visitors, but European visits to Switzerland as a whole rose 2.9 […]
Pinots from France, Switzerland take top 5 at Mondial
German Pinots make a strong showing GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Wines from Languedoc in France, Valais, Bern and Aargau won the top five awards at the Mondial des Pinots international wine contest, whose results were announced 30 August. The winners will receive their prizes Friday in Sierre, where 1,500 wines were judged earlier this month by […]
Let them drink wine! French fight binge drinking
France, like other European countries, is trying to work out how to best deal with teenage binge drinking and the latest advice from the experts is to offer wine tasting courses. Britain’s Guardian turned this into headline news, while France’s Le Monde relegated it to a small mention at the end of an article about […]
Cave Berthaudin wine tasting at Beau Rivage
The Rambling Epicure covered this Cave Berthaudin’s spring wine tasting and gala dinner at the Beau Rivage in Ellen Wallace’s blog Among the vines.