Every visitor to the newsstand has surely come across Falstaff as a gourmet magazine. Falstaff reaches almost one million readers, which makes it a bridgehead of wine journalism in the world of "normal" wine drinkers.
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Falstaff imparts wine knowledge, explores new regions and also sometimes awards favorable wines a high rating based on the 100-point scheme. In addition, the Falstaff Wineguide, a renowned wine guide, is published annually and provides an in-depth evaluation of 4,000 wines from Austria and South Tyrol as well as 4,500 German wines.
The Austrian gourmet magazine Falstaff is the first address in the German-speaking world for everything worth knowing about upscale wine, food, culinary travel and lifestyle. But if you don't want to read, look at the Falstaff points that adorn the best wines.
Falstaff - the magazine for exquisite enjoyment
With around 201,00 regular readers, the Falstaff wine and gourmet magazine is one of the largest publications of its kind in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Illustrious articles and culinary reports inform the Genussmenschen since the establishment 1980 with all kinds of worth knowing. Since 2007, the experts at Falstaff magazine have also been rating wines, making it one of the most important sources for high-quality wine. In addition, Falstaff publishes wine reviews in the Red Wine Guide and the Falstaff Database.
Falstaff does not rate wine alone, but also wine bars, restaurants and winemakers. Each category has its own system.
Wine bars are rated with 1 to 4 wine glasses
Bars are rated with 1 to 4 glasses
Restaurants are rated from 1 to 4 forks
Winemakers are rated with 1 to 5 stars
What do Falstaff points mean?
For wine, Falstaff uses a point system based on the Parker system. Wines can be awarded a maximum of 100 points.
100 to 95 Falstaff points are awarded to top wines
94 to 90 points are awarded to excellent wines
89 to 85 points Falstaff awards for very good wines
84 to 80 Falstaff points are awarded for good wines
79 to 75 points are awarded to wines that are okay for Falstaff
So if you discover wines with a Falstaff rating, you can be sure of high quality. Even wines under 80 points are quite wonderful wines. Especially when it comes to wines from Austria, the wine guide is an indispensable source to find the best products. A downer here is that winemakers and wineries pay a fee to be tasted by the experts. But the potential reputation often makes up for this investment.
Things to know about Falstaff Wines
What does Falstaff mean for wines? Falstaff points are often found on the label of a wine. These indicate that the wine has been tasted and evaluated by the Falstaff trade magazine. A maximum of 100 points are awarded to a wine.
Where does Falstaff come from? Falstaff is an Austrian magazine headquartered in Vienna.
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