Just The Grapes! - Wine Tasting Course - 2 Evenings

Just The Grapes! - Wine Tasting Course - 2 Evenings

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The fastest way to find new wines you'll like! Learn to taste and compare the Terrific 10 famous global grapes.

Course Goals >

Super efficiency. In only two weeknight evenings:

  1. Learn the "personalities" of the world's most popular wine grapes
  2. Recognize wines you'll like in restaurants, grocery stores, and wine shops
  3. Train your tongue step-by-step to recognize the "building block" characteristics of white and red wines
  4. Practice easy, non-pretentious vocabulary to describe your favorite wine styles

The Program >

Class 1. The "Fantastic Five": White wine varietals
Class 2. The "Fantastic Five": Red wine varietals

Additional Info >

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Wine beginners or those with some experience for whom time is tight, but who want to understand wine fundamentals and expand their list of favorite wines.

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 13 unique wines over two evenings; food pairings to illustrate tastes and flavors; 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 II - 2017



May 2, 9

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

CHF 100.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn I - 2017

1 place available


Aug 30, Oct 6

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

CHF 100.00 per evening

Hosted by Robert H.

Autumn II - 2017

8 places available


Oct 25, Nov 1

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

CHF 100.00 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