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Züri brännt...

Like a magnet, Switzerland's largest city attracts thousands and thousands of workers and students every day. In the evening and...

CounterTip

Gastronomy and the social media

Today, statistically speaking, about 82 percent of the Swiss population is on social media. A curse or a blessing?...

Aromatic from the Dash Bottle

Cocktail Bitters

Angostura. Three decades ago, this word would probably have sufficed as an answer to the question: "What actually is a cocktail bitter?" With...

The Fourth Age of the Fée Verte

Absinthe

It was undoubtedly Switzerland's greatest gift to international cocktail culture: absinthe. It first appeared in the Val-de-Travers in Neuchâtel...

Cash register systems

The bill, please

The sun is shining and every chair on the terrace is occupied. The service is running at full speed and yet, the guests...

A look into the beer glass

Saison - The beer style from Belgium

Strictly speaking, the Saison beer style comes from Wallonia, the French part of Belgium. Belgium, known for frites and chocolate, is not...

Spirits, Craft, Terroir

Fascination Japan

Kneeling on the cushion, the guests wait their turn. The woman, who is the host of the Japanese tea ceremony,...

More than just the precursor of gin

Genever

Jenever, Genièvre or also Genever (used hereafter as a substitute) is historically older than today's popular gin and belongs...

A look into the beer glass

Weizenbier

It must be quite a noble brew, the beer that deserves the honour of being put into a specially developed...

The all-rounder among gins

Pouring gin

Hardly a week goes by without some new gin or other appearing on the market. With ever more unusual...

Swissness

Cin Cin in Ticino

Ticino is truly a canton of superlatives. Once you cross the longest railway tunnel in the world from the north, you...

A no-go for Barkeeper

"Overserving"

There are no regulations on this topic at national level. However, most cantons have issued regulations on the serving of...

Tequila & Mezcal

The rise of agave distillates

Tequila and mezcal. This is Mexico in liquid form, bottled at a high percentage, unmistakably aromatic. There is hardly an established spirits category any more that...

Single malts from Islay, Skye and Co.

Scotland's Whisky Islands

Orkney, Skye, Mull, Jura or Arran are well-known destinations for lovers of these island malts. And new destinations are being added. Let's make...

Terroir Lac Léman

The stronghold of the Chasselas

Vaud is probably the most beautiful wine region Switzerland has. The interplay between Lake Geneva, the Alps, steep vineyards and above all...

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