18 April 2016
Fourth blind tasting organized by in Austria - March 23rd 2016
For the fourth time, Pol Roger decided to expand the concept of blind tastings to Austrian universities. The tasting took place on March 23rd, 2016 with the four following universities: - Diplomatische Akademie Wien (Viktoria Holler, Daniel Roethlin et Lukas Hainzl) - WU Wien (Michael Kobyszewski, David Fraydl et Bernhard Völkl) - TU Wien (Florian Przemek, Roman Vaverka et Robert Wiebringhaus) - Juridicum Wien (Irmi Nemec, Hans-Jörg Mayer et Ludwig Schwab). The WU team won (for the first time) and Daniel Roethlin (Diplomatische Akademie) was the individual winner. Each set of wines was composed of three French wines, one Austrian, one European and one from the New World. The tasting was held at Wein & Co's from 4pm to 6.30pm and was followed by a cocktail party and dinner from 6.30pm to 11.30. The members of the jury were Pascal Kopetzky (sommelier for Melia Vienna and President of the Jury), Peter Lamprecht (sommelier for L. Derksen & Co), Hugues Romagnan (Pol Roger Export manager) and Jérémie Huillet (L. Derksen & Co, Pol Roger's importer). On the picture, from left to right: Jérémie Huillet, Pascal Kopetzky, Hugues Romagnan, Michael Kobyszewski (WU Wien), Stefan Cibulka (WU Wien), Raphael Hyee (WU Wien) and Peter Lamprecht.