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Masterclass: The Blockbuster 2018 Swiss Pinot Noirs

22 November 2020 | 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM GMT+1
Gallery Lounge 1, The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
CHF 75.00


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.


2018 - the best vintage since 1947? Producers in Switzerland are amazed about the quality of their 2018 Pinot Noirs. A superb summer with perfect weather conditions until the harvest lead to fully ripe and juicy grapes with deep and intense fruit aromas, super ripe tannins and an elegant acidity. The first releases and samples of the 2018s are generous yet also finessed, promising that we all will remember 2018 as an unique and outstanding vintage for a long time. This masterclass gives an exclusive preview of some of the most seductive red wines in modern Swiss history.

Wine line-up to be announced very soon.