Grand Finale BYO Dinner

23 February 2019 | 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM GMT+1
The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
CHF 188.00

Description


After a delightful day of tasting on Saturday, stay with us for great food, wines and company at The Grande Finale BYO Dinner. Winemakers from the day's tasting and masterclasses will be sharing bottles with attendees. This special dinner will be hosted at The Dolder Grand Garden Salon. 

Bring Your Own bottle (BYO) for maximum enjoyment!


The sumptuous menu is specially designed to pair with the many different wine brought by guests and winemakers. Seating begins at 7.00pm. This event is free seating and sharing per table of 10.



Presenters


Monica Larner
Wine Advocate Reviewer
Monica Larner is a wine critic and author based in Rome. She is the Italian Reviewer for The Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com, the bimonthly wine publication and website founded by wine critic, Robert Parker. In 2003, Larner was selected to be the very first dedicated Italian wine editor for Wine Enthusiast. She is also a two-time winner of the Best Young Journalist of the Year (2008, 2010), one of the top honors given out yearly at the VinItaly exposition. In 2012, Larner won Best International Journalist also presented by the Comitato Grandi Cru d'Italia panel at VinItaly. Through her work at The Wine Advocate, Larner's opinion on Italian wines is often cited by mainstream media publications like Forbes and Newsweek.She has been described by Robert Parker as "...one of the most comprehensive writers of Italian wines out there."
Stephan Reinhardt
Wine Advocate Reviewer
Stephan, born 1967 in Düsseldorf, is a German journalist who began to specialize in wine in 1999/2000 after a decade of studying and teaching theatre science at Münch University in the morning and selling wine in a wine shop in the afternoon. Initially he wrote about theatre and music but after the translation of Oz Clarke's Wine Encyclopedia, Stephan started to write about wine daily for sueddeutsche.de, the online platform of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Stephan has since published numerous articles for renowned daily and weekly German newspapers such as Süddeutsche Zeitung and Welt am Sonntag as well as for monthly German, Austrian, and Swiss wine and lifestyle magazines such as Der Feinschmecker, Falstaff, and Fine – das Weinmagazin. In 2008 Stephan became chief editor of the Swiss/German newsletter Weinwisser; four years later he took the same position at Vinum, whose 10 issues per year are published in Zurich/Switzerland but distributed also in Germany and Austria. Besides this he has contributed to The World of Fine Wine regularly since 2004. Stephan covers the wine regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Alsace, Champagne and the Loire valley.
William Kelley
Wine Advocate Reviewer
During his time at Oxford University studying history at St. John's College, Kelley served for four years as the president of the Oxford University Wine Circle, the world’s oldest tasting group of its kind. In addition to tastings with the Old World's greatest producers, he brought many of California's most celebrated and exciting wineries to Oxford for the first time. Kelley had the unique privilege to cut his teeth as a taster on many of the great wines of Burgundy of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Having worked harvests in California and Burgundy, Kelley’s first-hand experiences further inform his writing and criticism with a deeper understanding of viticulture and winemaking. A former correspondent for the wines of Burgundy for the UK’s Decanter magazine, creator of his own wine blog, William Kelley: Thoughts on Wine, and a contributor for The Robb Report and Noble Rot, William was short-listed for the Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year Award. William Kelley covers the regions of Burgundy, Chablis, Beaujolais, California Central Coast and Washington State for Robert Parker Wine Advocate.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
Editor-in-Chief and Reviewer
Born and raised in rural Maine, USA, Lisa graduated from Colby College, ME, with degrees in English Literature and Performing Arts. Her wine career began by happenstance when, living as a struggling playwright in London after college, she was offered a job as the manager of a wine bar. Upon acquiring the position, she promptly enrolled for classes at the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) and continued her studies with them until achieving the institution’s highest accreditation level: Diploma. Lisa progressed through wine sales and marketing roles in the UK wine trade throughout the ‘90s and early noughties before moving to Tokyo in 2002, where she worked as a wine buyer for one of Japan's top fine wine importers and a wine educator at Tokyo's Academie du Vin. In 2008, Lisa moved to Singapore and began writing a column for Robert Parker’s website, eRobertParker.com. Later that year she achieved her Master of Wine (MW) qualification and the Madame Bollinger Medal for excellence in wine tasting. In 2013, she became the Editor-in-Chief for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com. She is also the publication’s critic for the wines of Australia, New Zealand, Sonoma County and Oregon. In 2015, Lisa’s first book, Taste Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality, was published. Recently, she relocated to Napa, California, to set up the new office for The Wine Advocate. She now lives in Napa with her British husband, two young daughters, their Border Collie and three sheep.