Flatulence

May 4th, 2006, 04:00 PM
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isn't there wine mixed in with the cheese?

And speeking of fondue, we hade an awesome fondue at Les Armures in Geneva if your itenerary includes it...

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May 5th, 2006, 02:35 PM
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Kimn, wine is mixed in fondue that's why it's so popular and people look so happy after dinner!
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May 5th, 2006, 03:43 PM
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And then after the fondue meal you absolutely HAVE to have a grappa or two to cut the wine and the cheese.
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May 5th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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I so agree, suze. I named my new cat suze: but not after you, though I will think of you, it's after my favorite French apertif.
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May 5th, 2006, 03:57 PM
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Funny, I only recently learned that "Suze" WAS a french aperitif, by reading here on Fodor's. I adopted the name at registration because all other forms of Susan, Suzette, Susana, Suzie, were taken. Good name for a cat tho (i'm a cat lover myself).
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May 6th, 2006, 01:16 AM
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swiss wine are cheap and of high quality...one of the few bargains in switzerland.
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May 6th, 2006, 07:57 AM
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thank you, walkinaround.

i had to wonder at hopscotch's declaration above... because i sure try to drink my share of the country's white wine production every time i visit, and always found it excellent and fairly priced.
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May 6th, 2006, 09:41 AM
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How about any good reds in Switzerland? What flavors of white? Don't like sweet wines.
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May 6th, 2006, 10:17 AM
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Budman, I found the reds to be quite good also, and not too sweet.

A thread on the US board just gave me a great idea for how to handle flatulence. The solution seems so obvious now--wear a girdle!! Get a really tight one, the 18-hour kind, then take it off when you get back to your room. Of course, open the windows first.
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May 6th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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The classic Swiss red wine is Dole, (there's a thingy over the O but I can't type it). It is grown in the Valais region and is mostly Pinor Noir grape.
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May 6th, 2006, 11:04 AM
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I need to finish that thought. As with anything, you get what you pay for. You can find screw-cap wines in the grocery store in Grindelwald for 5-10 CHF, but I recommend you pay a little more and get something you'll enjoy.

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May 6th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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I just had to ask the question: what is considered an excess of "spent air?"
platzman shares a medical opinion that mild to moderate flatulence is a sign of good health...for oneself of course and not neighbors. Is there per chance a gas fueled counter device I don't know about? Or does one keep track manually? Enough already!

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May 7th, 2006, 08:33 AM
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Budman- the Swiss make nice DRY white wines... i'm not sure the name of the "flavor" or grape type grown locally, but i'll compare them to a good dry sav blanc, pinot grigio, or gascogne, type of wine.
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May 7th, 2006, 09:34 AM
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suze, I was the one who asked you if you named yourself after my favorite apertif.
My dog is named after my favorite drink of summer, Pastis
my cat after the apertif, suze.
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May 7th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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"screwcap wines at the grocery store"
Now, hold up a min
Aren't some of the top tier vinyards
considering going to screwcaps since
they maintain the wine so well...
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May 7th, 2006, 10:28 AM
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Yes many Swiss whites have screw tops, even expensive ones. I thought it was because we'd be drinking them sooner rather than later, not aging them.

Cigalechanta- then maybe I named myself after your cat!
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May 7th, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Ive had a Swiss miss but never a Swiss wine. There is a saying amongst stand up comics...the sound of a fart is funny, the smell isnīt.
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May 7th, 2006, 11:40 AM
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Schoong324---you are absolutely right, it does protect the wine better, and some of my favorite New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs come with screw caps. I was only referring to the really inexpensive Swiss Dole (red) and Fendant (white) wines I have seen at the grocery store there. It's the price of the wine that really matters, not the type of closure. But in Switzerland I saw more of a correlation between cheaper/screwcap wine and better/cork closure wines.
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May 7th, 2006, 02:44 PM
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It's amazing how a thread about flatuelnce is now all about Swiss wine. Evidently the issue of flatulence has completely run out of gas.
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May 7th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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P_M, that doesn't allow for sparkling wine--there's lots of gas there!
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