During the 5th Allergo Update in Zurich, the 80. Birthday of Prof. em. Brunello Wüthrich, MD, celebrated. The jubilarian himself provided the entertainment at the event: he gave a very entertaining talk with many “aha” moments on the subject of “Allergies and intolerances to alcoholic beverages”. Merlot occupied an important place in his lecture – because Prof. Wüthrich is a full-blooded Ticinese.