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Magnum Party in Soho Attracts New York's Hottest Someliers

October 25, 2011

On October 19, Willi Klinger, General Manager of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board Christian Kesberg, the Austrian Trade Commissioner, and Aldo Sohm, Wine Director of Le Bernardin and Best Sommelier of the World in 2008, invited New York’s Crème de la Crème of the wine world to THE MAGNUM PARTY 3.0. at the Openhouse Gallery in Soho. The Third New York Magnum Party was an unforgettable extravaganza that might just live on to be best party of the year!

The unusually late beginning did not seem too unusual for the more than 200 guests who followed the invitation to taste 60 Double Magnums on this rainy night. It is not everyday that you see such wide varieties of exquisite wines available in such large quantities - one bottle held 100 to 170 ounces. Among the participants were top Austrian wine producers such as Weingut Knoll, Weingut Hirtzberger and winemaker Gerhard Kracher, who came to New York especially for the event. 

The wines were accompanied by raw milk cheeses from Stephan Gruber, the first ever US showcase for the artisane cheese maker.

See pictures of the event here