La Degustazione

Our casual tasting at Löwenplatz.


What could be nicer than enjoying a glass of good wine with friends and chatting about wine and the world? This is precisely our aim with "La Degustazione". The 1-hour tastings are aimed at all wine lovers, whether they are new to the world of wine or already a wine enthusiast. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, we taste different wines together and exchange experiences.
You can find more information about the event here

 

Vergani Löwenplatz
Löwenstrasse 42
8001 Zurich

Tuesdays
17.30 - 7.30 p.m.

Saturdays
13 - 18 o'clock

CHF 20 per person

BOOK SLOT

 

"La Degustazione" always takes place on certain Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. The tastings last an hour and are themed, so we look at specific wine regions, grape varieties or winemaking. It is a great opportunity to get to know different wines, discover new wines and make wine friends.

Sign up for a slot today and discover our wines with us. You are also welcome to bring along other amici. During the warm summer days, "La Degustazione" takes place in the wine bar by the large, open window façade so that you can enjoy it together.

 

The wines of the upcoming tasting
6. July 2024

Rosé Lemar Isola dei Nuraghi igt Conte Lemar 75cl

25.00 CHF Incl. VAT. plus shipping

Rosé Grand Lemár Isola dei Nuraghi igt Conte Lemár 75cl

38.00 CHF Incl. VAT. plus shipping

Rosé Chiaretto Valtenesi Riviera del Garda class. DOC Olivini 75cl

20.40 CHF Incl. VAT. plus shipping

Rosé Cremisi Toscana igt BIO Il Colombaio di Santachiara 75cl

20.80 CHF Incl. VAT. plus shipping

Rosé Fiore di Nero Terre Siciliane igp Lombardo 75cl

14.70 CHF Incl. VAT. plus shipping


 
The topics at a glance

 

Rosé wine from Italy / July 6 and August 6

Rosé wine from Italy: pleasure for all the senses

Italy, the land of incomparable wines, is also known for its exquisite rosé wines that embody the essence of the Mediterranean lifestyle. These lively and refreshing wines offer a perfect balance between freshness, fruitiness and elegance, making them an ideal choice for any occasion.

In Italy, traditional grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo and Primitivo are often used to make rosé wine, giving the wines a complex aroma and balanced taste.

The range of aromas in Italian rosé wines is as diverse as it is impressive. From fresh strawberries and raspberries to juicy watermelon and delicate floral notes, the aromas unfold in the glass and seduce the senses with every sip. On the palate, Italian rosé wines present themselves with a lively acidity, a pleasant fruity aroma and a refreshing minerality that makes them an ideal accompaniment to light Mediterranean dishes, seafood, salads and antipasti.

Whether as an aperitif on the terrace, as an accompaniment to a summer barbecue or as a refreshing sip on a warm day - Italian rosé wine always promises an unforgettable pleasure experience. Immerse yourself in the world of Italian rosé wines and let yourself be enchanted by their lively personality and irresistible charm.

 

Bianchi / July 16 + 20

Variety of aromas in Italian white wines

Italy, the land of rich culinary traditions and world-class wines, is also known for its impressive variety of white wines. From the cool hills of Piedmont to the sun-drenched coasts of Sicily, Italy offers a wealth of wine regions that produce a wide range of white wines that are both traditional and innovative.

The diversity of Italian white wines is as fascinating as their origin. From the refreshing aromas of a Pinot Grigio from Veneto to the complex notes of a Vermentino from Tuscany, Italian white wines offer a wide range of flavors and styles that will delight any wine lover.

Italian white wines are made from a variety of grape varieties, including Trebbiano, Garganega, Vermentino, Chardonnay and many more. Each region has its own unique grape varieties and terroirs that give the wines their characteristic qualities. From lively, crisp wines with notes of citrus and green apple to rich, creamy wines with aromas of exotic fruits and floral nuances - the world of Italian white wines is full of surprises and discoveries.

Italian white wines are versatile companions for a variety of dishes and occasions. They are ideal as an aperitif, as an accompaniment to seafood, pasta, poultry and salads or simply to enjoy on the terrace on a warm summer evening.

Discover with us the Italian white wines with their unmistakable character. The variety of flavors makes every sip an unforgettable experience. Salute!

 

Bollicine / July 23 + 27

Sparkling wines from Italy: the art of bubbly enjoyment

Italy, famous for its fine cuisine and outstanding wine traditions, also shines with its most exquisite sparkling wines of worldwide recognition. From the legendary Prosecco vineyards in Veneto to the fine Spumante creations of Lombardy and the region's exquisite Franciacorta products, Italy offers a wide range of high-quality sparkling wines that enchant the palate and inspire the senses.

The diversity of Italian sparkling wines is reflected in their production method, their grape variety composition and their taste profile. From lively Proseccos with fresh aromas of green apples and peaches to complex Franciacorta sparkling wines with notes of brioche, roasted nuts and ripe fruit, Italian sparkling wines offer a wide range of taste experiences for every occasion and every mood.

Most Italian sparkling wines are produced using the traditional method, where the second fermentation takes place in the bottle, resulting in fine, persistent bubbles and a rich texture. This meticulous craftsmanship gives the sparkling wines an incomparable elegance and sophistication, making them ideal companions for festive occasions and special moments.

Italian sparkling wines are made from a variety of grape varieties, including Glera for Prosecco, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and many other indigenous grape varieties. Each region has its own unique terroirs and traditions, which give the sparkling wines their characteristic features and lend them an unmistakable personality.

Whether you want to toast a special occasion or simply enjoy a relaxed evening with friends, Italian sparkling wines are always a brilliant choice. Cin cin!

 

Rossi leggeri / July 30 + August 3

Light red wines from Italy: drinking pleasure for every day

Italy is not only the land of powerful red wines, but also the home of a variety of light red wines that are characterized by their elegance and accessibility. These wines are ideal for everyday drinking and offer a refreshing alternative to heavier red wines.

One of Italy's best-known light red wines is Barbera, which is mainly grown in Piedmont. Barbera wines are known for their lively acidity and fruity aromas of red fruits and are perfect for relaxed evenings with friends or as an accompaniment to light dishes such as pasta or pizza.

Another popular light red wine from Italy is Valpolicella, which comes from the Veneto region. These wines are often made from the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties and offer a delightful fruitiness coupled with a light body structure. Valpolicella wines are versatile and pair well with a variety of dishes, from grilled vegetables to mild cheeses.

In addition to Barbera and Valpolicella, there are many other light red wines from different regions of Italy, all with their own unique character and flavor. Whether you're looking for a refreshing summer wine or simply want to enjoy an uncomplicated red wine for everyday drinking, the light red wines of Italy offer a wealth of options that will tantalize your palate and delight your senses. Enjoy these light red wines in good company and let yourself be seduced by their lightness and irresistible charm. Salute!

 

Bianchi delle Isole / August 13 + 17

Italian white wines from the islands

Italy, known for its rich wine tradition, offers an impressive variety of white wines that are characterized by the unique terroirs of the country's various regions. The white wines from the Italian islands are particularly fascinating. From Sicily to Sardinia to the smaller islands such as Elba and Pantelleria, each island has its own unique grape varieties and cultivation techniques, resulting in a wide range of characterful white wines.

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is known for its white wines, which are often made from indigenous grape varieties such as Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia. These wines are characterized by their freshness, fruitiness and often mineral notes, which are shaped by the island's volcanic soils. Some notable white wines from Sicily are Grillo di Sicilia and Catarratto Bianco.

Sardinia, another important island in the Mediterranean, also offers a variety of white wines, mainly made from indigenous grape varieties such as Vermentino and Nuragus. Vermentino, one of the island's best-known white wine varieties, often presents itself with aromas of citrus fruits, herbs and a pleasant minerality influenced by the sea breezes and the Mediterranean climate. Some outstanding Sardinian white wines are Vermentino di Sardegna and Nuragus di Cagliari.

In addition, the smaller Italian islands such as Elba and Pantelleria also produce interesting white wines. Elba, famous as the place of exile of Napoleon Bonaparte, is known for its fresh and lively white wines made from Vermentino and Ansonica. Pantelleria, a volcanic island between Sicily and Tunisia, is famous for its Passito di Pantelleria, a sweet dessert wine made from the Zibibbo grape, which is appreciated all over the world.

The Italian islands offer a fascinating variety of white wines that reflect the unique landscapes, climates and winemaking techniques of each island. From fresh and fruity Vermentinos to complex and aromatic Catarrattos, there is something for every white wine lover to discover. Salute!

 

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