Ep 37 Advice & Stories from a Master Sommelier with Stefan Neumann MS
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In this episode, there will be a slight Austrian wine focus, so you will learn about 3 of the main grape varieties. I am joined by Austrian Master Sommelier Stefan Neumann. He has worked in some incredible Michelin Star Restaurants in his time, and he takes us on a journey of these, including some of his favourite dishes, his disaster stories, and a little celebrity tale. He explains what is necessary to take a Master Sommelier exam and his experience. Then you will learn a few tricks to understand a wine list better and then you will hear of his 4 best value wine regions.
If you want to skip ahead:
1:28 - My winery of the Week: Markus Huber
3:33 - Explanation of the grape Grüner Veltliner with food pairings
Tasting Domain Huber Grüner Veltliner, Single Estate 2019, Traisental, Austria from Waitrose Cellar at £10.79
5:16 - Chat with Stefan
9:17 - Stefan's journey in restaurants
15:10 - Stefan's journey as Master Sommelier
24:24 - Stefan's Celebrity tale and a disaster story whilst working in restaurants
31:00 - Advice on how to understand a wine list better
38:45 - Stefan's 4 best value wine regions
50:16 - Infomation on Red Austrian grapes Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch with food pairings
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