The Austrian wine expert Prof. dr. Walter Kutscher (* 1953) studied German literature and history at the University of Wien . In addition, he held a teaching job at the School Brothers-Währing (teacher, boarding-school). The love of wine made the vocation a profession. After completing a dissertation at the University of Wien with the topic "Marketing Paths in Viticulture", the further career path began.
After working at the ÖWM (Austria Wine Marketing) as managing director worked Kutscher as oenologist in leading positions at major Austrian marketing organizations. Until 2001 he headed the renowned traditional winery, the wine cooperativeDinstlgut Loiben in the Wachau, Since 2004 he works as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt sensors and International Wine Marketing, instructor at WIFI-Vienna and responsible for the diploma sommelier training. He is Vice President of the Vienna sommelier association and lectures at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Wien .
Walter Kutscher is also a journalist and author, author of many articles, research associate (Federal Office of Viticulture), supervisor of many vinophile projects, wine expert in TV programs (ORF) as well as professional wine critic active. He was awarded the title "Professor" in 2009. His most important publications are "Der Österreichische Wein-Guide 1995 - 1000 wines, rated and described" (1995), "Austria's Red" (2003), "Weinland Niederösterreich" (2003) and "Wein Burgenland" with Christa Hanten (2004). Regular publications are "Kutschers Kostnotizen" (monthly) as well as columns in the specialist magazines Gastro, Regal, AllesWein and GEWINN. In 2017 he received due to his merits as sensory assessors and wine journalist of the ÖWM and Weinbauverband donated Bacchus Price,