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Masterclass: The Best from Switzerland

21 November 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM GMT+1
Gallery Lounge 2, The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
CHF 65.00


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.


Switzerland is a small country yet rich enough to make a selection of the best wines impossible. However, there is more than just Chasselas or Fendant. Did you know there are amazing Chardonnays produced outside of Graubünden? Or, in 2018, world class Gamay? Or Petite Arvine in the off-dry style that can (or should be) aged for decades? This masterclass shows some of Stephan Reinhardt‘s favorite wines, including one of the greatest red wines in modern Swiss history.

Wine line-up to be announced very soon.