Felix Christen
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Ready for the New York Wine Experience

On my way for the WineSpectator Wine Epericenc where more the 267 of the best wine producers will present there wines. My tasting notes you will find on Twitter https://twitter.com/weinfelix

VieVinum 2016 in Vienna

Just before VieVinum in Vienna we had the opportunity to taste more than 200 different back vintages from top producers from whole Austria.
The service from the young Sommeliers was remarkable and the quality of the tasted wines from very interesting to outstanding. My personal favorite of the dry wines was Smaragd Ried Loibner Berg Gruner Veltliner 2003 from F.X. Pichler. From the sweet Wines Angerhof Tschida Welschriesling TBA 2002
More tasting notes you will find on Twitter https://twitter.com/weinfelix?lang=de

Expovina Contest 2014

From total 2259 tasted wines out of 21 countries 694 wines got a diploma. Five wines had more than 93 points and got a great gold medal. With more than 89 points 233 wines (10.3%) got a gold medal. 
456 wines got a silver medal. Only 30% oft h all the wines get a medal within a contest supervised by the international union of winemakers. For a silver medal each wine had to have in Zurich at least 86.8 points.

Mundus Vini 2012

Since many years I’m judging at different international wine competitions. That’s interesting and those blind tastings are useful for the training of my nose and palate.

On this year Mundus Vini competition, the most important contest with more than 6000 samples, something happened which I never saw before! We had many wines with medal’s, not because we where not critical enough, no, the wines where just so good! In the last flight of sparkling wines (probably vintage Champagne) we had 7 wines with a Grand Gold Medal, which means 95 or more points. In international juries it’s normal to have the wines differently scored, but we had 2 sparkling wines where all the 7 members of the jury voted for Grand Gold. I had personally one sparkling with 100 points. Something not very often happened during my almost 30 years as wine professional .

Montecristo Open Eagle

Normal I prefer well stocked cigars. When I had my first Montecristo Open Eagle, since 2009 on the market, I was really surprised. The Eagle Format is 21cm long and 1.5cm wide like a Robusto. The cigar was perfectly rolled and very velvety and mild to smoke right from the beginning until to the end. At the beginning mild hey flavours and a little bit of spices. The second half was spicier, full bodied but still nice and very equal burning. A realy good Cuban cigar for beginners or for aficionados before dinner.

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