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New WSET Diploma and MW programs in Austria in 2017

IMW Master Class June 8th-10th 2017, Rust The Institute of Masters of Wine and the Austrian Wine Academy are happy to announce the 2017 Introductory Master Class to MW at the Academy´s Campus in Rust from June 8th-10th. For interested wine professionals who hold WSET Diploma or an equivalent wine qualification and aim for the […]

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Andreas Wickhoff MW becomes Austria’s Third Master of Wine

The international Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW), based in London, has announced the names of the latest recipients of the Master of Wine (MW), the most prestigious title in the world wine sector. Amongst them is the first Austrian since 2009 to achieve this title – Andreas Wickhoff MW has joined the exclusive circle […]

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Classification System: Austria vs Germany

A couple weeks I attended a class through the ASA with Aldo Sohm. He pointed out that while the stylistic labeling system of Austrian and German wines is quite similar, it is far from the same. Here’s the rundown: Germany: German wines are classified by the ripeness level of the grapes NOT the degree of […]

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ASA Austrian Wines Class with Aldo Sohm

Today I had the opportunity to sit in on a class with the American Sommelier Association on German and Austrian wines hosted by sommelier, Aldo Sohm. I’m the type of person that learns through repetition so it was a great opportunity for me to reinforce my Austrian wine knowledge and learn a little more about […]

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