wine seminars 2018


Discover Burgundy - Zürich, 16th January & 3rd April

 

Burgundy is my greatest passion. It’s a region that seems to bring out obsession in wine lovers – and for good reason. In Burgundy Chardonnay and Pinot Noir find their greatest expressions in world famous villages like Puligny-Montrachet and Chambolle-Musigny.

 

Join me for a one evening introduction to the region that for many, is the preeminent fine wine region in the world.

 

Discover Burgundy will feature a welcome glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and 10 wines from Burgundy.

 

 Location: Smith & De Luma, Grubenstrasse 27, 8045 Zürich

Take the number S10 train from Zürich HB to  'Zürich Binz' and the venue is a short walk along Grubenstrasse.

 Time:  18.30

 

CHF 80.00

  • Free Places Available

Discover Italy - Zürich, 25th January

 

Italy, with its treasure trove of native varieties produces some of the most characterful wines in the world. Complex Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Tuscan Sangiovese and Nerello Mascalese from the foothills of the volcano Etna are just some of the amazing varieties found here. Recent years have bought French varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah which makes the wine scene in Italy even more diverse and exciting. Come and taste some of my personal favourites during this evening of discovery. La Dolce Vita indeed!

 

Discover Italy will feature a welcome glass of Franciacorta and 10 wines.

 

 Location: Smith & De Luma, Grubenstrasse 27, 8045 Zürich

Take the number S10 train from Zürich HB to  'Zürich Binz' and the venue is a short walk along Grubenstrasse.

 Time:  18.30 

CHF 80.00

  • Free Places Available

Insider Tasting: 1er Crus of the Côte de Nuits - Zürich, 28th February

 

Few regions in the wine world bring out such passion in wine lovers as Burgundy. It is here that the Pinot Noir grape finds its ultimate expression. World famous villages such as Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin produce the most sought-after bottles of Pinot Noir in the entire world, and for good reason! 

 

1er Crus of the Côte de Nuits will feature a welcome glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and 10 wines.   

 

 Location: Smith & De Luma, Grubenstrasse 27, 8045 Zürich

Take the number S10 train from Zürich HB to  'Zürich Binz' and the venue is a short walk along Grubenstrasse.

 Time:  18.30 

CHF 130.00

  • Free Places Available

Insider Tasting: 1er & Grand Crus of the Côte de Beaune - Zürich, 20th March

 

Few regions in the wine world bring out such passion in wine lovers as Burgundy. World famous villages such as Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, Pommard and of course the Grand Cru hill of Corton produce the finest Chardonnays in the world as well as exquisite Pinot Noir.

Insider Tasting: 1er & Grand Crus of the Côte de Beaune will feature a welcome glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and 10 wines.

 

 Location: Smith & De Luma, Grubenstrasse 27, 8045 Zürich

Take the number S10 train from Zürich HB to  'Zürich Binz' and the venue is a short walk along Grubenstrasse.

 Time:  18.30 

CHF 130.00

  • Free Places Available

Discover New World Wines - Zürich, 17th April

 

The New World with its freedom from the traditions and regulations of the Old World innovates and creates some truly amazing wines. Join me for an evening tasting some of my personal favourites from a selection of top New World producers.

 

Discover New World Wines will feature a welcome glass of New World sparkling wine and 10 wines.

 

 Location: Smith & De Luma, Grubenstrasse 27, 8045 Zürich

Take the number S10 train from Zürich HB to  'Zürich Binz' and the venue is a short walk along Grubenstrasse.

 Time:  18.30 

CHF 80.00

  • Free Places Available

Insider Tasting: Volnay & Pommard - Zürich, 14th May

 

These two neighbouring villages of Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune couldn't be more different! The limestone rich soils of Volnay produce some of the silkiest, most seductive red wines of Burgundy, whereas the iron rich soils of Pommard produce more solid, earthy examples of red Burgundy.

 

Join me for a fascinating exploration of these two great neighbouring villages from the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy.

 

Insider Tasting: Volnay & Pommard will feature a welcome glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and 10 wines.

 

 Location: Smith & De Luma, Grubenstrasse 27, 8045 Zürich

Take the number S10 train from Zürich HB to  'Zürich Binz' and the venue is a short walk along Grubenstrasse.

 Time:  18.30

CHF 130.00

  • Free Places Available

Discover Swiss Wine - Zürich, 22nd May

 

Swiss wines are largely unknown outside Switzerland. This isn’t because they aren’t good. On the contrary, Switzerland boast a wealth of fantastic native varieties like Petite Arvine, Completer and Cornalin, as well as making great wines from French varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. The real reason Swiss wines aren’t well known worldwide is because the Swiss drink nearly every drop produced!

 

Spend an evening tasting your way around this beautiful land we live in! Try some classic styles from all the major Swiss wine regions and some lesser known gems...

 

Discover Swiss Wine will feature a welcome glass of sparkling Swiss Poiré and 10 wines.

 

 Location: Smith & De Luma, Grubenstrasse 27, 8045 Zürich

Take the number S10 train from Zürich HB to  'Zürich Binz' and the venue is a short walk along Grubenstrasse.

 Time:  18.30 

CHF 80.00

  • Free Places Available

Insider Tasting: 2014 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru - Zürich, 6th June

 

From the great white wine villages of Burgundy, Puligny-Montrachet stands tall as the best of the best.

 

After the success of my last white Burgundy 2014 masterclass ‘The Greatest White Burgundy Vintage Ever!’, I’ve decided to go even deeper and explore just 1er Crus of Puligny-Montrachet from the epic 2014 vintage. Included will be the very best producers such as Domaine Leflaive, Etienne Sauzet, Henri Boillot & Jacques Carillon as well as some rising stars.

 

Insider Tasting: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru 2014 will feature a welcome glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and 10 wines.    

CHF 130.00

  • Free Places Available

Masterclass: Clos de Tart & Clos des Lambrays Vertical - Zürich, 28th June

 

Get ready for fireworks!

 

These two neighbouring Grand Crus of Morey St. Denis have for many years been at the top of their game. The opulent style of Clos de Tart  is a stark contrast to the more elegant style at Domaine de Lambrays. Now with a change in ownership at both estates it will be fascinating to see the new direction these two great estates take…

 

Masterclass: Clos de Tart & Clos des Lambrays Vertical will feature a welcome glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and both Clos de Tart and Clos des Lambrays from 5 recent vintages including 2010 & 2015!

 

 Location: Smith & De Luma, Grubenstrasse 27, 8045 Zürich

Take the number S10 train from Zürich HB to  'Zürich Binz' and the venue is a short walk along Grubenstrasse.

 Time:  18.30 

CHF 250.00

  • Free Places Available