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A celebration of excellence

Join us on March 2nd and 3rd in Zurich for a Matter of Taste that transcends the ordinary, bringing together the world’s greatest wineries and

a vibrant community of discerning palates. 

Matter of Taste exists to create a dynamic community where wine lovers, producers and critics converge. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in every facet of the event, from tastings and Masterclasses to food and wine pairings, crafting an experience that resonates with those who seek the extraordinary. 

Featured Producers

Inspiring & Prestigious Winemakers

Secure your place at this unparalleled celebration of wine and gastronomy. Limited tickets are available, ensuring an exclusive and intimate gathering of wine lovers.

Program overview

  • 10:30               - Grand Tasting opens

  • 12:00 - 14:00  - Tenuta San Guido pairing lunch

  • 15:30 - 17:00  - RP 100 Points Masterclass

  • 18:00               - Grand Tasting ends

Saturday, March 2nd

  • 10:30               - Grand Tasting opens

  • 15:30 - 17:00  - Gantenbein Masterclass

  • 18:00               - Grand Tasting ends

Sunday, March 3rd

Hosted by Monica Larner, Italy Reviewer Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Tenuta San Guido

Pairing lunch Saturday, March 2nd  12:00 - 14:00

  • 2004       Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia   

  • 1997       Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia   

  • 1985       Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

A unique wine and food pairing opportunity

Matter of Taste brings you an unforgettable wine and food pairing opportunity. Join Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta and Robert Parker Wine Advocate Italy Reviewer Monica Larner for lunch on Saturday, March 2nd, from 12-2 p.m. for a guided wine tasting and fine dining experience that marries the best of Italy and Switzerland. We will be pouring the 2004, 1997 and the iconic 1985 vintages of Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia from magnum.


These precious wines from Tuscany will be paired in a special menu crafted by Christian Kuchler of Taverne zum Schäfli, 2 stars in the MICHELIN Guide.

The RP 100 Points Masterclass

Hosted by William Kelley and Monica Larner, reviewers of Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Masterclass Saturday, March 2nd  15:30 - 17:00

  • 2001       Château d’Yquem

  • 2016       Château Cheval Blanc

  • 2016       Pingus

  • 2016       Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Cannubi

  • 2016       Léoville Las Cases    

  • 2021       Giaconda Estate Vineyard Chardonnay  

  • 2021       Viñedo Chadwick

  • 2022       Chateau Troplong Mondot

The iconic Robert Parker Wine Advocate 100 Points Masterclass

Join our international team of wine reviewers for a guided tasting of eight iconic 100-point wines from around the world. Each has been carefully selected to showcase the soaring aspirations achieved by fine wine, and each has a special story to tell.

The bottles are sourced directly from the cellars of the respective producers.

Champagne Philipponnat, a Vertical Tasting

Hosted by William Kelley , deputy editor of Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Tasting & hors d'oeuvres, Sunday, March 3rd  12:00 - 14:00

1998 Champagne Philipponnat - Extra-Brut Clos des Goisses L.V.

2008 Champagne Philipponnat - Extra-Brut Clos des Goisses

2012 Champagne Philipponnat - Extra-Brut Clos des Goisses

2013 Champagne Philipponnat - Extra-Brut Clos des Goisses

A unique Champagne, caviar and food pairing opportunity

Philipponnat’s Clos des Goisses numbers among Champagne’s greatest wines. First bottled as a vineyard-designated wine in 1935, inspired by Burgundy, this steep, south-facing vineyard is one of Champagne's ripest terroirs and produces a wine of incredible plenitude, longevity and gastronomic potential. This masterclass, presented by William Kelley and François Philipponnat, explores different expressions of Clos des Goisses in a series of reference-point vintages, and charts the cuvée’s evolution over time.  


A special Oona Caviar and hors d'oeuvres pairing will be crafted by chef David Klocksin from Restaurant Wöschi, 1 star in the MICHELIN Guide  

Gantenbein's Pinot Noir, 2016-2021

Hosted by Stephan Reinhardt, Switzerland reviewer of Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Masterclass Sunday, March 3rd  15:30 - 17:00

  • 2016       Gantenbein Pinot Noir

  • 2017       Gantenbein Pinot Noir

  • 2018       Gantenbein Pinot Noir

  • 2019       Gantenbein Pinot Noir

  • 2020       Gantenbein Pinot Noir

  • 2021       Gantenbein Pinot Noir

An iconic Pinot Noir tasting with a reflection on climatic challenges

Spring frosts, delayed blossoming, hot summers with hailstorms and drought, a tiny harvest somewhere between Indian summer and snowfall: nature has demanded a lot from Martha and Daniel Gantenbein in recent years. After all, they have only been producing one red wine for over 40 years: the Gantenbein Pinot Noir from Fläsch, Graubünden, which has long since become an international icon. But no matter what the vintage, there is no choice. The light blue label with the handwritten name simply has to deliver a top-class Pinot without exception, expectations are too high to permit failure.


Based on the last six vintages (2021 back to 2016), this masterclass hosted by Stephan Reinhardt, together with Martha and Daniel Gantenbein, discusses the increasing challenges of nature as well as their viticulural responses to them. Because no matter what the year was like, the Gantenbein Pinot remains a reliable classic. Even in the future?

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