This time last week I was sitting in an alpine restaurant with a plate of macaroni covered in melted swiss cheese and a glass of crisp white swiss wine in front of me. We were in Lenzerheide for half term, a gorgeous ski resort the Husband had been to years ago, and it was heavenly. Last year’s ski trip ended in disaster (ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, possibly the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. I mean, childbirth hurt more but at least you get a prize at the end of that. With a ruptured ACL, it’s all pain and no gain). But this year, with the help of a knee brace, I got back on skis and conquered the mountain. Or at least did a couple of runs before stopping for that plate of pasta and glass of white wine. We don’t see a lot of swiss wine over here, mostly because they drink so much of it over there. But one of this week’s picks is alpine-inspired; think aprés ski in a glass. And any aprés ski you can do sitting down is nailing it, IMHO.

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  1. Helen. Did you need surgery after your ski “accident” last year?

    • I had to have an arthroscopy to clear up the damage but didn’t have a reconstruction. Decided I wasn’t likely to take up professional football at this stage if my life so would just try and get the muscles strong and do without an ACL. So far, so good!

  2. Both options looks amazing, I’m curious about both of them!

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