An exclusive event with a professional
A wine degustation could serve as a notable occasion for a date. It can instill some glamor into a bachelorette party, or supplement a corporate party. Or – it could turn into a carefully devised, stand-alone event.
Our tastings were described most accurately and expressively by their host, a top-rated sommelier:
“I have dedicated my life to show you in a new light nature’s gift turns into magnificent nectars – ones in which the terroir is reflected in all its manifestations.
Travel with our sommeliers through the universe of wines. Explore how the taste of Château d’Yquem has changed from year to year, at “vertical” wine tastings. Or compare the same varieties of Swiss table wines from neighboring regions at “horizontal” ones. Learn how to roll wine across your palate, and discern the finest subtleties present in the wine taster’s palate.
For sophisticated connoisseurs, we have tours throughout Switzerland, Italy, and France. You will visit renowned masters who produce world-famous wines. Drop by small, family-run vineyards that produce a couple dozen bottles a year. And, if we can be honest, we do not know where you will like it more. After all, wine is like life itself: to each his own.
We have put together a list for you of the most popular formats for our events. But you are always welcome to think of your own one. We will make it come true.
By region: Burgundy, Barolo, Jura, or Champagne, Swiss winemaking regions, Portugal, Hungary, etc.
By grape variety: Savagnin, Syrah, Merlot, etc.
By manufacturer (Giacomo Conterno, Domaine Dujac, Château Haut-Brion, etc.).
By winemaking technique: oxidative wines (Banyuls, Jerez), appassimento (Pantelleria, Greek islands, Amarone Valpolicella), or sous voile (Jura, Jerez).
Vertical tastings by region or producer, with several vintages
Horizontal tastings with one vintage and several producers or regions
We have options for various events that can fit any budget. The final price is always calculated on a case-by-case basis, and it all depends on what you desire.
The cost of organizing and conducting a wine tasting for 12 persons starts at 1,500 CHF.
The price includes: Degustation hosted by a professional sommelier; Selecting 6 wines according to the theme selected; Light Swiss snacks (bread, cheese, cold cuts); Water and coffee; A video presentation
The price does not include: The cost of the wines; Renting a location and the items for the table (dishes and cutlery).
Examples of a themed tasting for 20 people.
– Austrian Grüner Veltliner, 12 wines over 20 years of history CHF 6,500
– Vertical tasting Chateau Haut Brion, 12 vintages from 2000 to 1982 / CHF 15,900
– Barolo horizontal tasting, best farmer/estate at the old market 2001 CHF 9,500
We will shoulder as many of the troubles as we can so that you can blissfully relax and have fun. You can entrust every stage in the organization work to Russian Nights in Switzerland.
Choosing and booking the chef; Selecting from among various locations and negotiating with them on the rent; Organizing logistical support; Composing the menu together with the chef and customer; Coordinating the work done by various contractors.