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

Spring I - 2017



Mar 8, 15, (not 22), 29, Apr 5, 12, 19

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn I - 2017

6 places available


Aug 30, Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn II - 2017

10 places available


Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Lia L. Lia
5 star

Quick Wine Course - 4 Evenings

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
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.

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 !!

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