While Austria in terms of volume only plays a minor role in the global wine context, the country’s wines have gained more and more fans around the world thanks to their high quality and unique elements. The diversity related to the size of Austria’s vineyards is immense, ranging from zesty Grüner Veltliners and vibrant Rieslings along the Danube valley over to Vienna’s field blends down to charming Sauvignon Blancs from Steiermark and up to crunchy Blaufränkisch and fruity Zweigelts from Burgenland. Discover the beautiful landscapes, demanding soils and the tension of opposites in this webinar about Austria’s wine country!
Commencing with vintage 2016, Andreas Wickhoff MW has been managing director for Weingut Bründlmayer in Austria's Kamptal and oversees, along with Willi Bründlmayer, all operations for this leading estate. Before that, he was general manager for a group of premium wineries from Austria for 12 years. Ahead of establishing this association in 2004, he worked as a sommelier and wine buyer in Corsica, France and Vail, CO, USA. Andreas is a graduate of the College of Tourism and Hotel Management in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, and completed a degree in Food & Hospitality Management at Martin College in Brisbane, AUS. Upon receiving his Master of Wine title in 2012, Andreas won four awards for excellence in particular areas of the exam, including the much acclaimed Madame Bollinger medal for outstanding achievement in the practical paper. He also is a lecturer at the Austrian Wine Academy and judge at international wine competitions.
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, discusses the itinerary for the upcoming WSG Study Trip to her native Loire.
In this podcast interview with Decanter's Andrew Jefford, Pascaline discusses the Loire’s best and brightest…all of which happen to be estate visits on the upcoming five-day journey she'll be leading students on in October.
Master sommelier and Loire valley native, Pascaline Lepeltier, has been working with key Loire producers over the past months in preparation for the October 2017 Loire Wine Study Trip.
Take a look at her notes on this carefully curated list of both iconic and rising star estates/producers in the Loire Valley
An interesting read to get you re-acquainted with some of the more historically famed estates as well as introduce you to some of the new generation vintners who are pushing boundaries and defining the region’s vinous future…