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

Autumn II - 2017



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

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn III - 2017



Oct 24, 31, Nov 8, 15, 22, 29

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Winter I - 2018

10 places available


Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

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

CHF 85.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Loved it!!!

This is a great course for beginners and "know-it-all" wanna-be's ;)
You will be able to handle the wine list at restaurants, impress your co-workers and clients and make the right (wine) choices. The pairings are so simple, yet unexpectedly delicious! I want more! :)

Great Class! Fun and Explorative!

Explore our wonderful world of wines!

After attending six weeks of wine tasting and engaging explanation lectures , I feel much more confident and knowledgable in the area of wines. It also has peaked my interest to study the subject a bit further to learn more about the different Appellations. Robert was a great host and teacher. For sure everyone in the class was sad to see the six weeks end.

Highly recommend!

Learned so much!

I bought the 'Wine Appreciation Course - 6 Evenings' series as a present for my partner (ok ok, joint present for me too!), and I'm so glad I did. Robert was a great host whose energy and enthusiasm throughout made every evening a pleasure, and I now know so much more than before. This course really has opened up a whole new world of wine appreciation!

I can't recommend this couse highly enough

My partner purchased the six week course for us to take together for my birthday present. We are relatively new to Zurich and thought it might be a nice way to meet people. It certainly fulfilled that expectation but it gave so much more.

Robert cuts through all of the confusing jargon and fluff around wine tasting and progressively teaches the fundamentals in an accessible and engaging way. I'm amazed by how much I learnt over the six weeks. Before the classes I thought I liked wine but now I want to explore wine!

In addition to the great and numerous selection of wines, delicious food pairings and excellently curated information offered each week you get a whole host of discounts and surprises. I genuinely believe this to be one of the best value for money activities available in Zurich. I cannot recommend the course highly enough. Book now, you won't be disappointed!

Great classes!

I have been participating to the 6 evenings wine course.
I already had some knowledge about wine before attending this course, but it really helped me to learn about wine tasting. The opportunity to try many wines side by side is amazing to understand the various differences between grapes, wine making, etc.
Today, I know what to serve, with what, to whom and I enjoy my bottles as never before! Thanks Robert, great job!