Grapes you know in both classic and modern styles... with a twist!
Location: Höschgasse in Zürich Seefeld neighborhood
Price: 85.- chf per evening
Availability: 5 places available
Brand new! A four-weeknight class series presenting the world's best grapes & styles with a novel twist--we'll compare how individual grapes change personality across the wide world of wine. We add new price point comparisons, today's popular specialty grapes & blends, and blind tastings. More wines, more practice, more fun.
Nov 6 - Grab That Cab! - World all-star "king" big red grape Cabernet Sauvignon grows well in cool & hot locations alike, while bright white "mother" grape Sauvignon Blanc (yes, they're related) rides an international popularity wave. Compare them worldwide in forms from restrained to revolutionary.
Nov 20 - We Know Pinot - Hard-to-grow, expensive elegant red Pinot Noir provokes both admirers and detractors, as do oft-adjoined whites Chardonnay & the “mutant Pinots”. From European roots to Earth’s sunny but coolest corners, we’ll present a full selection of food-friendly wines whose charm is hard to deny.
Nov 27 - Big Reds & Blend Trends - Hands down today’s reigning favorite style is the Big Red, whether as a single grape or complex blend. From the world's first ever legally protected red blend in 1919 to the modern Americas, Mediterranean & Oz, taste the sunshine in these big red wines and explore how 1 + 1 + 1 = 5 in grape blending.
Dec 4 - Oak Char or Terroir? - For all grapes, fevered debate swirls today regarding the influence of science vs. Mother Nature on wine style, including controversial "biodynamics". Compare side-by-side one winery using both gentle and strong winemakeing techniques, or ordinary vs. outstanding vineyard locations, or both. It's all about harmony ;-)