Quick Wine Course - 4 Evenings

Quick Wine Course - 4 Evenings

Regular price CHF 90.00 CHF 360.00 Sale

Discover new styles: how regions, climates and winemaking techniques create different wines from the same classic grapes. After this, you'll "get" wine forever!

Course Goals >

Quickest way to gain real confidence over the world of wine:

  1. Build comfort and experience tasting the most important international grape varieties
  2. Taste how regions, climates & winemaking techniques create different wine styles from Europe vs. overseas
  3. Learn to read wine labels & restaurant menus and predict how wines differ; directly compare price points and understand expensive wine
  4. Experience how the right wine & food combinations make each other better

The Program >

Class 1. The "Fantastic Five": White wine varietals
Class 2. The "Fantastic Five": Red wine varietals
Class 3. Old vs. New World 1: Classic European vs. overseas styles, terroir concepts
Class 4. Old vs. New World 2: Sparkling wines, climate, wine & cheese

Additional Info >

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Wine beginners or wine fans looking to understand the big picture and/or fill gaps; people interested in wine's role as part of travel, food and culture experiences.

WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS A CLASS? Don't worry if you have to miss a class, you're welcome to attend in any future session free of charge, provided space is available.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Taste 28 unique wines over four evenings; food pairings to illustrate key points including some classic wine & cheese combos; weekly presentation handouts and class folder with reference materials

LANGUAGE: Presentations and materials are in English, including some German translations

CANCELLATION: If you book with payment and then need to cancel, please see our riveting cancellation policy

Spring I - 2017

SOLD OUT

WEDNESDAYS

Mar 8, 15, (not 22), 29, Apr 5

7:00 - 9:30/10:00pm

CHF 90.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn I - 2017

6 places available

WEDNESDAYS

Aug 30, Sep 6, 13, 20

7:00 - 9:30/10:00pm

CHF 90.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn II - 2017

10 places available

WEDNESDAYS

Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15

7:00 - 9:30/10:00pm

CHF 90.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

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Lia L. Lia
5 star

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Reto R. Reto
4 star

A ton of information, it is impossible to remember everything. Maybe you could set it up more as a workshop. Meaning that the people need "work" more to get the information. For example when you talk about Terroir/Appalation, take the people to another corner of the store, take a bottle a from the shelf and explain the Rhone-Valley there. The "only-sitting-on-a-not-so-comfortable-chair-for-over-two-hours" was a bit too much "Frontal-Unterricht" (I don't know the English word for it) so if you can manage to bring more motion into the people, you will automatically bring more emotion into your class.
But of course these are only my thoughts - I really enjoyed your class and hope to come back for a "level 2" course :).

Hi Reto, thanks for the thoughtful good feedback. I like your point, we could use the full wines on display--instead of just showing labels--to show in 'real life' how to pick out different regions and grapes, and people could move around more. We could also combine that idea with more specific homework assignments. Thanks again, it was a pleasure to host you and Cristina, you're welcome anytime! Robert
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Andy A. Andy
Very informative and expanding

I was happy to learn things about wine varietals I would normally never try or buy in the store. The cleverly crafted flow of tasting and information helped me better understand my own flavor preferences while opening up my appreciation for new wines.
Would definitely recommend to people looking to round out there knowledge of wines.

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Karine K. Karine
Very instructive and fun course !

As a French I always wanted to learn about wine, and this 2-session course taught me a lot not only about the basics of Reds and Whites, but also about my own tastes. By the end of the first class I was already able to identify what wine characteristics I would actually favor over others. I will definitely sign up for further classes, it was real fun, not pretentious at all, and Robert is a fantastic host too !!

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Kamal K. Kamal
5 star

Very informative course, well organized and very clear
I have learned a lot in 2 sessions about the basics of wine tasting, I highly recommend it, Thanks