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About Falstaff International

Falstaff International is a new and contemporary voice for wine, food and travel.

This triple focus is key. Every wine, every foodstuff has a provenance. Each sip, each mouthful, each place holds a story that represents culture itself. It is those stories we tell – with authenticity, esprit and colour: of people and places, of sights, sounds and flavours.

We believe in this joyful and inextricable trinity: we begin with wine and take it further: to places familiar and exotic, to food, restaurants and recipes. We also bring you thoughts, essays, ideas.

Our project is unusual: we are new in the English-speaking world but by no means a start-up. Falstaff Magazine was founded in 1980 as a wine journal in Austria. Headquartered in Vienna, Falstaff today is an established media platform with leading print and online publications in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 2021 marks the year Falstaff becomes truly international – with this website and an English-language magazine appearing quarterly.

Falstaff International thus unites a depth of experience with a wonderfully fresh, young and global outlook. Our roots are European, but our perspective is global. We have longstanding expertise but are at the forefront of ideas. We present both new and seasoned voices and convey both cultural depth and original thought.

We hope to become your inside track to a whole world of pleasure.

Come and join us in our adventure!

Yours,

Anne Krebiehl MW

Editor-in-Chief

Who we are

Falstaff International is the English-language website of Falstaff Verlags-Gesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna, Austria, published by Wolfgang and Angelika Rosam.

Falstaff International is edited in London, England, but also has offices in Munich, Germany.

Falstaff International Magazine appears quarterly across the globe. Issue Zero will appear in digital format in July 2021. Issues One and Two will appear in print in September and November 2021.

Anne Krebiehl MW – Editor-in-Chief

Prior to joining Falstaff, Anne Krebiehl MW who is German-born but London-based, was a widely published freelance wine writer and lecturer. She was the contributing editor for Austria, Alsace, Burgundy and England for US Wine Enthusiast Magazine and wrote for trade and consumer publications. She lectures, particularly on German wine, judges international wine competitions and is a panel chair at the International Wine Challenge. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2010 and was admitted to the Institute of Masters of Wine in September 2014. She has harvested and helped to make wine in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. Her first book, The Wines of Germany, published in Infinite Ideas’ Classic Wine Library, appeared in September 2019 and won the Domaine Faiveley International Wine Book Of The Year 2020 award at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards. Anne lives in London, England, and loves to swim, garden and entertain.

Jana Scheidmantel –  Managing Director

Jana studied Business Administration (B. Sc., M.Sc.) and Chinese Studies (B.A.) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the City University of Hong Kong. Her first professional positions were at Willy Bogner, BBDO Consulting and Payback. In 2017, she started working at one of the biggest media companies in Germany, Hubert Burda Media, where she was responsible for innovation and internationalisation projects for several big brands like bunte.de, focus.de, M.Gemi in the USA and the magazine "Freundin," among others. In 2018, she progressed within the group to Burda Studios Publishing as Manager Business Development specialising in strategic and culinary topics, where she lastly acted as the Project- and Team- Lead for Gault&Millau. Jana joined Falstaff International at its inception in January 2021 and heads the team in the Munich office. She loves travelling, exciting culinary experiences, opera, ballet and hiking.

Herta Scheidinger – Managing Editor Print

The journalist and author has been active in various functions in the Austrian media landscape for more than 20 years. She began her professional career in 1996 at Contrast press agency in Vienna. For more than 10 years, she has worked as a business journalist, non-fiction author and communications consultant in Austria. As a journalist, she has worked for renowned Austrian magazines such as "Kurier", "News", "Sheconomy", "Familiii", "Industrie Aktuell" and various publications at Falstaff Verlag.

Hanh Dinh – Digital Content and Traffic Manager

Hanh is a young, curious marketer and a passionate writer who is the co-author of two best-selling books in Vietnam. She holds a master’s degree in International Management and Marketing. Prior to joining Falstaff, she worked in fast-paced, high-growth digital industries including pharmaceuticals, fashion and education-technology. Her focus is creative copywriting, marketing planning and media management. She boosts her energy and keeps her mind fresh by reading Japanese authors, trying new Asian recipes, and looking for new things to experiment with. 

Manuela Prieth – Editorial Assistant (part-time)

Travelling evolved into a passion during her flying career as senior cabin crew for British Airways. Austrian-born Manuela Prieth spent most of her adult life living abroad yet now based in Vienna, she shares her time between Falstaff and educating aspiring sommeliers. Manuela is a trained sommelière and chef and is about to complete her WSET Diploma. She loves to entertain friends and family, mountain-bike and restore mid-century furniture.

Artemis Burger – Editorial Assistant (part-time)

Currently based in Vienna, Artemis Burger joined Falstaff International in January 2021. Born in England, she holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Salford. She continued her studies at the Sorbonne University and became a trainee editor for the special sections of Business Week. In 2002, she qualified as a Cambridge English language teacher (CELTA) and in 2019 she gained the WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits. Her hobbies include strolling through the Viennese vineyards and fencing; achieving a first grade from the British Academy of Fencing.

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