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The fine Burgundian side of Austria


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IMW principal supporter, Austrian Wine, is hosting a webinar and virtual tasting on 10 August. Two sessions are available to choose from.

Session 1, 10:00 – 11:30 BST (UK) / 11:00 – 12:30 MET (Austria)
Session 2, 19:00 – 20:30 BST (UK) / 20:00 – 21:30 MET (Austria)

Austria has been internationally recognised mostly for its crisp and vibrant Grüner Veltliner and Riesling alongside its indigenous reds Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt. Yet, for centuries, Austria had a strong influx of monks from Burgundy, be it Cistercians or Benedictines. With that, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and St. Laurent are not strangers to the country even though their quantitative significance is minor.

Austria can make refined wines from these treasured grapes and let the sense of place speak, from Steiermark to Burgenland to the Danube region.

Join Annette Scarfe MW and Andreas Wickhoff MW for a tutored tasting of 12 wines focusing on Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and St. Laurent.


Wine samples available – requests close 28 June

A limited number of complimentary wine samples are available exclusively for Masters of Wine and members of the trade. For anyone not selected to receive samples or based outside of the delivery regions, you are invited to watch the webinar live.

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About the panellists

Annette Scarfe MW
Annette Scarfe MW was awarded the Master of Wine (MW) title in 2012, winning the Noval Award for her dissertation on Ribera del Duero. She is an active member of the IMW. Annette is a wine consultant for global wine companies, generic and trade bodies and restaurants. She is well known as judge of two of Asia’s premier sommelier competitions (Sopexa Asia Best Sommelier in French Wines, Singapore National Sommelier Competition). Annette runs tastings and masterclasses for media, trade and consumers internationally. Annette is also a WSET educator running regular classes in Singapore. Additionally, Annette judges extensively at wine competitions across four continents including Panel Chair at the International Wine Challenge. She is based in Singapore where she has lived for over 25 years.

Andreas Wickhoff MW
Since vintage 2016, Andreas has been Estate Manager at Weingut Bründlmayer in Austria’s Kamptal and oversees all operations for the winery, along with Willi and Vincent Bründlmayer. Before that, he was for many years managing director for a group of premium wineries in Austria. Ahead of establishing the association in 2004, Andreas worked as a sommelier and wine buyer in Corsica, France and Vail, CO, USA. He holds degrees in tourism and hotel management from Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, and in food and hospitality management from Martin College in Brisbane, Australia. On receiving his Master of Wine title in 2012, Andreas won four awards for excellence in particular areas of the exam.


About the IMW webinar series
Webinars are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Registrations are capped and will close when fully booked. All guests are welcome to submit questions in advance or during the webinar. The IMW uses the Zoom webinar platform, instructions on how to join will be emailed to you. Please check your junk or spam folder if you do not receive an email confirmation when registering. Unless specified otherwise, webinars are recorded and will be made available online here a few days after the event.

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