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Masterclass: ZZ Top of Argentina

13 June 2020 | 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM GMT+1
Gallery Lounge 2, The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
CHF 58.00

Presenters


Luis Gutiérrez
Wine Advocate Reviewer
Luis Gutiérrez comes from an IT background with over two decades of experience working for a large multinational company in Madrid, sharing his free time between his family and wine. He lives in the Spanish capital with his British-Irish-Italian wife and their three children. He's a founding member of elmundovino.com, the dean and most prestigious wine website published in Spanish, where he has written and tasted since its creation in the year 2000. He also writes for other publications belonging to the El Mundo newspaper in Spain as well as contributing to different wine and gastronomy publications in Spain, Portugal, Puerto Rico and the UK. Awarded the title Cavaleiro da Confraria do Vinho do Porto in 2004, Port and Douro being some of his favourite regions and wines as he writes about what is happening in the wine world in Spain and Portugal, with occasional articles on Burgundy, Rhône, German Riesling, Champagne or other classic regions in Europe. He writes locally about foreign wines, and abroad mainly about Spanish wines. Luis contributed to most of the Spanish entries for the 2008 book 1001 Wines You Must Try (or Taste, depending on country) Before You Die. He is also one of the co-authors of The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain published in 2011 in the UK and US and in 2012 in Japan, which won the 2011 André Simon Special Commendation Award in London. He's been the Spanish specialist correspondent for Jancisrobinson.com since May 2011 and received the Spanish National Gastronomy Award for journalism in November 2012 from the Spanish Minister for Tourism. And more than anything, he enjoys learning about wine, the wine people and places, travelling, tasting, reading, writing, eating and drinking and especially sharing great food and great bottles with friends whenever there's a good excuse for it!

Description


Mendoza needs no introduction today, and the international fame achieved in a relatively short time by a few Argentinian iconic wines is owed to a few individuals and families: we decided to call them the "ZZ Tops" for this masterclass! the Zuccardi and Catena Zapata families have not only established themselves with great Malbecs, they are still pioneering every day with new altitude terroirs, new techniques, and release world class Cabernet Sauvignin and Chardonnay among others. This masterclass is a must to stay on the top, of what's happening in Mendoza.

Wine line-up to be announced very soon.