Wine Appreciation Course - 6 Evenings

Wine Appreciation Course - 6 Evenings

Regular price CHF 85.00 CHF 340.00 Sale *

Demystify the world of wine! Complete tasting exploration from traditional to modern styles from the world's greatest winemaking regions.

* - Prepayment of CHF 340.00 required to book. Remaining CHF 170.00 billed after course start.

Course Goals >

Understand and appreciate the full world of wine:

  1. Comfort and experience tasting the major grapes and styles from the most-recognized countries and famous sub-regions
  2. Understand how climates, traditions and winemaking philosophies create different wine styles even within the same country
  3. Make better decisions in wine shops and restaurants, also considering price points and what you're eating!
  4. Experience how regional wine & food improve each other
  5. Includes detailed regional tours of giants France, Italy & Spain: Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto, Rioja, Ribera, Priorat and more

 

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
Class 5.  Italy:  Styles from north to south
Class 6.  ¡Ole!  Traditional and Modern Spain

Additional Info >

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Beginners, those with basic wine knowledge, or those with wine drinking experience looking to explore new styles and expand their horizons

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 43 unique wines over six evenings, including white, red, sparkling, modern and traditional styles; food pairings with wines; weekly presentation handouts, class folder with weekly study materials, and a few small surprises along the way!

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

Winter II - 2018

SOLD OUT

TUES & WEDS

Jan 24, 31, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Spring I - 2018

13 places available

WEDNESDAYS

Apr 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn I - 2018

14 places available

TUESDAYS

Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn II - 2018

14 places available

TUESDAYS

Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Customer Reviews

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Highly recommended!

This course was fun! I feel so much more confident to buy and taste wine anywhere now. Robert knows A LOT, is approachable for any questions that you may have, and the atmosphere in the class is informal and cosy. A low-key way to get introduced into the world of wine for anyone who is interested in getting started or simply wants to have a fun and informative evening with good wines and company.

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H.W.
Very informative

This review might come late, but it's comes in with experiences I made since the course. I found it very delighting how we were navigated through the world of wine in a very easy way. The way I was taught still allows me to jump into conversations about wine (which by the way is a very good business small talk topic) and made me mostly the one who chooses the wine at a restaurant.
Great would be to offer more specific wine course (e.g., an advanced course about Italian wines :))

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S.
Learning by drinking!

Profoundly enjoyed the knowledge and energy of Robert, coupled with wine tasting examples, small food pairings and the company. You will learn the basics of the wine (white and red) navigation system, foundations of label deciphering science and acquire the skills to impress the waiter, friends and colleagues next time you orders a bottle of wine in the restaurant. Most importantly, the course will teach you that repetition is, indeed, the mother of learning. Cheers!

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Learn by Trying

The classes were very fun and relaxed :) I had a good time and, on the way, I learned a lot of useful things about wine - how to navigate a wine list, how to differentiate wines, how to understand what I'm looking for and pick the adequate one based on my mood, how to pair wine with food and much more. The classes are very well structured and Robert's selection of wines made it very easy for us to feel the differences between them. I warmly recommend this course :)

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M.
Great class!

If you want to get into and explore the wine world and have lots of fun next to it, this is a course that you can't miss. Highly recommended!