The drinking age in Switzerland is 16 for wine and beer and 18 for spirits and alcohol.
The standard sizes for beer are the 0.3 litre, Stange (pronounce shtang-eh) and the 0.5 litre Grosses
(gro-sus). The long standing medium -scale brewers are increasingly getting competition from
innovative local brewers.
Check out Sprint, Paul or Appenzeller for instance. Swiss wines are also not to be underestimated. While the best may come from further south, you'll find some very good Blauburgunders (red) and
Riesling Syvaners (white) from the Zurich region.
Traditional Swiss spirits are fruit brandies, cherry, (Kirsch) and pear (Williams) being the most common.