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This is Part 2 with Master of Wine Stage 1 Student, Melissa Worrall. Earlier this year she went to Rust, Austria for a 1 week residential. She is going to tell us all about this, what is expected from her and the emotional journey of being on it. Then we are going to talk about how to identify the 3 main varieties of Austria: Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch in a Blind tasting. As Mel visited Kamptal DAC and Burgenland DAC she will talk about her experiences of the regions and their climates/terroirs.

If you want to skip ahead:

3.50: Winery of the week: Heinrich based in Burgenland DAC

4.28: Tasting the Heinrich 2017 Cuvee “Pannobile” £29.50 The Sourcing Table

7.03: Chat with Mel: Talking about what the Master of Wine Student Seminar in Rust is

8.51: A WSET diploma exam mistake in blind tasting

13.29: Some Master of Wine facts and figures

15.18: Blind tasting Grüner Veltliner

18.08: Blind tasting Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch

22.13: Describing the Kamptal DAC region

24.00: Describing the Burgenland DAC region

27.14: The beautiful town of Rust

28:00: Austrian Sekt

Other episodes to explore Austrian wine a little further are Ep 54 (18 mins in) – Talking about St. Laurent grape variety and Ep 37 – At the beginning of the episode touching of food pairings with Grüner Veltliner and the end of the episode, pairings for Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch

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Until next time, Cheers to you

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