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College to Host Austrian Wine Expert for Classes, Public Event


Andreas WickhoffPennsylvania College of Technology will host Austrian wine expert Andreas Wickhoff on campus Oct. 27 to work with classes in the School of Hospitality and to present “An Austrian Wine and Food Tasting” to the public to benefit the college’s international student programs.

Wickhoff is the managing director of Premium Estates of Austria, an association he established to promote Austria’s top wine producers, and he travels the world to promote the group’s wines.

Before establishing Premium Estates of Austria, he worked as a sommelier and wine buyer in some of the world’s finest properties in France, Australia, the Caribbean and the United States. Wickhoff is a graduate of the College of Tourism and Hotel Management in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria. He also holds a diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a second-year student at London’s Institute of Masters of Wine.

Wickhoff will lecture in wine-and-beverage and hospitality management classes, and students will gain valuable hands-on experience as they help to prepare and serve the six-course tasting menu.

For the tasting, scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the college’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, wines representing the varieties and regions of Austria have been carefully selected to pair with each course. Diners will be afforded the opportunity to compare and contrast the food and wine pairings while Wickhoff describes the wine characteristics.

Tickets are $69.95 per person. Net proceeds from this event will be used for international student programs at Penn College. To reserve seats, call the Special Events Office at 570-320-5229 or e-mail .

The courses and accompanying wines are:

First Warm, local, cured and smoked Cedar Springs trout on crispy potato galette

Wieninger, Grüner Veltliner, 2008

Loimer, “˜Lois,’ Grüner Veltliner, 2008

SecondChilled salad of roasted autumn vegetables with micro-greens, extra virgin olive oil and tomato vinegar

Loimer, Rosé, 2009,

Wieninger, Gemischter Satz, 2008

ThirdClassic gulyÿa1s (goulash) beef and vegetable soup

Heinrich, Blaufränkisch, 2006

Heinrich, Zweigelt, 2007

FourthCrispy roasted pork schnitzel with smothered baby pumpkin and creamy confetti lentils

Heinrich, St. Laurent, 2005

Loimer, Pinot Noir, 2006

FifthSavory Milky Way Farms butter-roasted apple and cheese tart Loimer, Riesling, 2008 Wieninger, Riesling Rieden Cuvee, 2008

SixthChocolate truffles

To learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Hospitality at Penn College, call 570-327-4505 or visit online .

For general information about the college, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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