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10 Best travel destinations: Lavaux, Switzerland

Heroic viticulture: It’s a phrase often employed to describe the farming of difficult landscapes, and Lavaux, Switzerland is a region that exemplifies the concept perfectly. The first time your eyes set upon its steep terraces, you’re struck by the impracticality of it all. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this sun-blessed side of Lake Geneva evokes a fairytale setting of flower filled balconies, shimmering blue waters and frosty mountain peaks to be relished with a glass of local Chasselas.

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Could biodynamic be the future of Swiss wine?

Nicolas Joly is a superstar in the increasingly accepted world of biodynamic winemaking, although he would probably cringe at that label. But a presentation Monday night in Valais, at the Tsampéhro cellar in Flanthey, made it was easy to see why he’s not just another farmer touting natural wines. The Frenchman knows how to capture a crowd, even one including some very good Swiss winemakers who arrived as skeptics.

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Swiss wine popular in Beijing

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, and huge changes have been made in Beijing, capital of China, over the past 40 years. We have invited 40 foreign experts to participate in a series of interviews named “New Era, New Insight” jointly hosted by GMW.cn(The official website of Guangming Daily) and the Information Office of Beijing Municipality and share their “Beijing Stories”.

The following is part of the script of the interview with Claudia Masueger, CEO and founder of CHEERS Wines.

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