One of my German friends, whom I guide around Switzerland for three days, puts it in a nutshell: "Sometimes the mountains do get in the way!" Nevertheless, I want to make the impossible possible, show everything: a bit of landscape, mountains, people, wine regions and of course wine. Swiss wine, often defined as an "unknown entity", at least abroad. How often I hear the casual saying: "The Swiss prefer to drink their own wines". If that were true, Swiss wines would have to be good, very good in fact, because the Swiss are spoiled in culinary terms (which includes wine); they live, as it were, at the intersection of good cuisine and good wines (France, Italy). But it's not true that the Swiss don't like to give away their wines, they just haven't got used to thinking (and acting) globally yet. Perhaps the mountains stand in their way or it's the borders that, despite Schengen, have not yet been dismantled in their minds (and at customs). But the most likely thing - and I am convinced of this - is that people in Switzerland have not even registered how well they could do in the international wine concert if they were to really play along.