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Austrian Magnum Party at Restaurant Hearth, NY

November 10, 2009

Crowded Tasting of supersized Austrian Wines 

On October 23rd 2009, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, Aldo Sohm who was awarded “Best Sommelier in the World” in 2008 and the Austrian Trade Commission organized the “Magnum Party” at the Hearth Restaurant.

Austrian wine makers, sommeliers as well as US wine importers followed the invitation and enjoyed a marvelous tasting where about 45 Austrian Magnum whites and reds from different wine makers were presented, including Domäne Wachau, Weingut Zahel, Weingut Neumeister, Weingut Knoll, Weingut Christ, Weingut Nikolaihof, Weingut Stadlmann and a lot more. The event was attended by professionals, but also by friends and lovers of Austrian wine and food.

Among the 150 guests were renowed sommeliers and buyers including Elisa Kwon (Morrell), Robin Kelley O’Connor (Sherry-Lehmann), Stephan Bitterolf (Crush), Aldo Sohm (Le Bernadin), Michel Couvreux (Head Sommelier), Justin Lord (Sommelier), and Anthony W. Rudolf III (GM) from Per Se, Bernard Sun (Coporate Beverage Director of Jean Georges Group), Hristo Zisovski (Sommelier Jean-Georges), Raj Vaidya (Daniel), Olivier Dufeu (Bouley), Paul Roberts (Bond Winery Harlem), Larry Stone (Rubicon), Leo Schneemann (Wallse), Ryan Mills-Knapp (Corton and Tribecca Grill), Eric Zillier (Alto), Walter Krajnc (Cercle Rouge), Lucas St. Clair (Wine Director Wild Ginger Seattle), Drew Hendricks (Pappas Houston TX) and a lot more.
Also several critically acclaimed wine makers such as Rainer Christ, Gerhard Kracher, Martin Saahs and Berhard Stadlmann joined the party. At the end, the Magnum party turned out to be a great success for Austrian Wine Marketing Board, considering the fact that the last guests left in the early morning hours.

Restaurant Hearth
403 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009

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