Dry Extract Interview: Andreas Wickhoff MW, Weingut Bründlmayer, Langenlois, Austria
Andreas Wickhoff MW, Weingut Bründlmayer, Langenlois, Austria
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Andreas Wickhoff MW is general manager at the renowned family winery Weingut Bründlmayer in Langenlois, Austria. He graduated from the Institute of Masters of Wine in 2012 and shares his expertise as a guest lecturer at several universities and the reputable wine academy.
The best advice I ever got
Follow your gut instinct - hailing from my mother. It relates to situations, people and when identifying a wine.
My life motto
Vinum exhilarat animum (Wine cheers the spirit).
I am currently reading
Mostly instructions on how to build cabinets. We have just moved to a new home.
If I have time: Jasper Morris’ second edition of Inside Burgundy.
My most played music track
Where the Streets Have No Name by U2. Listening to this song live has given me massive goosebumps.
If I didn’t do my current job I would be
General manager of a grand hotel somewhere amazing. That was the original plan aside from being a professional soccer player.
Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have
A carpenter can create astonishing things with wood.
My favourite kind of exercise
Skiing in winter time and mountain biking with our son in summer.
I relax while
I am on top of the Zöbinger Heiligenstein, enjoying the unique atmosphere and view.
Capsules of Champagne and Sekt bottles.
My essential newspaper/magazine
My desert-island wine
A simple white wine topped up with sparkling water.
I have learned a lot from
My last meal and sip will be
Roast pork with potato dumplings and a warm bacon and cabbage salad prepared by my mum along with a finely matured Morillon from my home turf of Styria.
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