Zürich 2017

Matter of Taste
04 - 05 February 2017
The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich View map

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Riding on the success of the Matter of Taste events in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, San Francisco and New York City, Robert Parker Wine Advocate is proud to bring "The Ultimate Fine Wine Experience" for the first time to Zurich.

Join us at the Dolder Grand for a weekend filled with excellent cuvées from more than 180 prestigious wineries, including the top 10 from Switzerland and over 450 wines showcased in total. To give you the maximum tasting pleasure, every wine available is rated 90 Robert Parker points and above.

A series of exciting masterclasses hosted by our wine critics or renowned wine makers will be conducted concurrently during the day. Keep an eye on this page, masterclass tickets will be soon open for sale (prices starting at CHF35), limited seats!

See below the details of our Masters of Rhone dinner on Friday 3rd February (SOLD OUT!) and of our Grand Dinner on Saturday 4th February.

MOT Zurich Masterclass Programme

Saturday 4th February 2017

  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm Colgin- A Napa Icon celebrates 25 years of crafting wine
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm Icons of Bordeaux: 2005/2010/2012
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm Brunello Anteprima: Exclusive Sneak Peak of the 2012 Vintage (with Monica Larner)
  • 2.45pm - 3.45pm Spanish Garnacha Power – Comando G!
  • 3.00pm - 4.00pm The Best of Switzerland (Part 1 with Stephan Reinhardt)
  • 4.30pm - 4.30pm The Crus of Meursault with Comtes Lafon
  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm Titans of Rhone (with Jeb Dunnuck)
  • 6:15pm - 7:15pm Austrian Sauvignon Blanc at its Finest: Weingut Tement
  • 6.15pm - 7.15pm Collector's Italy (with Monica Larner)

Sunday 5th February 2017

  • 11.00am - 12.00pm The Best of Switzerland (Part 2 with Stephan Reinhardt)
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm The Great Pichon Baron Vertical
  • 3.00pm - 4.00pm A Tuscan Story: Le Macchiole Messorio Vertical
  • 3.00pm - 4.00pm The terroirs of Saint Aubin (with Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey)
  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm Highlights of 2014 Burgundy (with Neal Martin)
  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm California Road Trip (with Jeb Dunnuck)

Indicative programme subject to changes.



Day 1


Saturday, 04 Feb 2017
Colgin - A Napa Icon Celebrates 25 Years of Crafting Wine
Masterclass
Presented By:
Join Paul Roberts of iconic Napa Winery Colgin Estate for this exciting master class. You will have ... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 1
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Icons of Bordeaux (English / Deutsch)
Masterclass
Presented By: Neal Martin & Jan Schwarzenbach MW (Coop)
Join Wine Advocate reviewer Neal Martin for a showcase staging Mouton Rothschild, Saint Estèphe supe... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT+1
Mondovino Garden Salon
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Spanish Garnacha Power - Comando G!
Masterclass
Presented By: Daniel Landi and Fernando Garcia
“Comando G” was originally a Japanese Cartoon from the 1980’s, where some kids gained super hero pow... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 14:45 - 15:45 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 1
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Brunello Anteprima: A Preview of the 2012 Vintage
Masterclass
Presented By:
“Brunello Anteprima” - here’s your only chance to taste the new vintage of Brunello di Montalcino be... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 14:45 - 15:45 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 2
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
The Best Of Switzerland Nr.1 (Deutsch)
Masterclass
Presented By: Stephan Reinhardt
Join Wine Advocate Reviewer Stephan Reinhardt on a journey across Switzerland and deep dive into the... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 15:00 - 16:00 GMT+1
Mondovino - Garden Salon
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
The Crus of Meursault with Dominique Lafon
Masterclass
Presented By: Dominique Lafon
Dominique Lafon, pioneer in the Burgundian move towards biodynamic and sustainable viticulture and m... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 16:30 - 17:30 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 2
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Titans of Rhone (English / Deutsch)
Masterclass
Presented By: Jeb Dunnuck & Jan Schwarzenbach MW (Coop)
An overview of some of the most outstanding Châteauneuf-du-Pape, both whites and reds, showcasing 10... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 17:00 - 18:00 GMT+1
Mondovino Garden Salon
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Collector's Italy
Masterclass
Presented By: Monica Larner
Join Wine Advocate reviewer Monica Larner in this exciting "Collectors' Italy" Master Class. This is... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 18:15 - 19:15 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Austrian Sauvignon Blanc at its Finest: Weingut Tement
Masterclass
Presented By: Armin Tement
The Tement winery is situated on a small mountain plateau, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking p... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 18:15 - 19:15 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 1
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.

Day 2


Sunday, 05 Feb 2017
Grand Walkabout Tasting - Sunday 5th Feb 2017
Tradeshow / Walkabout
Join us for the "Ultimate Wine Experience" in Zurich. A spectacular line-up with over 180 award winn... [More Details]
05 February 2017 | 12:00 - 18:00 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Ballroom & Gallery
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
The Best Of Switzerland Nr.2 ( English)
Masterclass
Presented By:
Join Wine Advocate Reviewer Stephan Reinhardt on a journey across Switzerland and deep dive into the... [More Details]
05 February 2017 | 11:00 - 12:00 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
The Great Pichon Baron Vertical
Masterclass
Presented By: Christian Seely
Join Pichon Baron's Managing Director for an outstanding vertical of the infamous Bordeaux estate wh... [More Details]
05 February 2017 | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 2
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Le Macchiole - Messorio Vertical
CHF 65.00
Masterclass
Presented By:
Join winemaker Cinzia Merli of legendary Tuscan producer Le Macchiole on a vertical journey of their... [More Details]
05 February 2017 | 15:00 - 16:00 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 1
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
The terroirs of Saint Aubin with Pierre-Yves Colin
Masterclass
Presented By: Pierre-Yves Colin
Coming from a line of wine makers in Chassagne Montrachet, rising star of Cote de Beaune Pierre-Yves... [More Details]
05 February 2017 | 15:00 - 16:00 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 2
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Roadtrip through California
Masterclass
Presented By: Jeb Dunnuck
California has a long wine-making legacy and has been stunning the world for decades with their sens... [More Details]
05 February 2017 | 17:00 - 18:00 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 2
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
Highlights of Burgundy 2014 (with Neal Martin)
Masterclass
Presented By: Neal Martin
Wine Advocate reviewer Neal Martin will take us on an overview of what 2014 has to offer in Burgundy... [More Details]
05 February 2017 | 17:00 - 18:00 GMT+1
The Dolder Grand, Gallery Lounge 2
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.

Dining Experiences


"Masters of Rhone" Dinner with Jeb Dunnuck
Dining
Presented By: Jeb Dunnuck
A dinner featuring iconic wines of the Rhône valley, in the presence of Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate e... [More Details]
03 - 04 February 2017 | 19:00 - 22:00 GMT+1
Ecco Zurich - 2 Michelin Stars
Hotel Atlantis by Giardino Döltschiweg 234 8055 Zürich
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.
The Grand Dinner - BYO ("Bring Your Own Bottle") Night
Dining
After a delightful day of tasting on Saturday, stay with us for great food, wines and company at "Th... [More Details]
04 February 2017 | 19:30 - 22:30 GMT+1
Dolder Garden Room
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
*above prices are approximate in CHF, actual credit card billing will incur in USD.

Partners


Official Water
Badoit & Evian
Official Glassware
Stölzle Lausitz
Title Partner & Official Wine Club

The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich