The Austrian wine specialist Prof. Dr. Walter Kutscher (* 1953) studied German literature and history at the University of Wien . In addition, he worked as a teacher at the Schulbrüdern-Währing (teacher, boarding school director). The love of wine made the vocation a profession. After completing her dissertation at the University of Wien on the subject of “Marketing channels in viticulture”, her further professional career began.
After working at ÖWM (Austria Wine Marketing) Kutscher acted as managing director oenologist in leading positions at important Austrian marketing organizations. Until 2001, he managed the renowned traditional winery, the wine cooperativeDinstlgut Loiben in the Wachau, He has been a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt for 2004 sensors and international wine marketing, course instructor at WIFI Vienna and responsible for the diploma sommelier training. He is Vice President of Vienna sommelier association and gives lectures at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Wien .
Walter Kutscher is also a journalist and author, author of many specialist articles, researcher (Federal Office for Viticulture), supervisor of many vinophile projects, wine expert on TV programs (ORF) and a professional wine critic active. In 2009 he was awarded the professional title "Professor". The most important publications by him are "The Austrian Wine Guide 1995 - 1000 wines, rated and described" (1995), "Österreichs Rote" (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 from ÖWM and winegrowing association donated Bacchus Price,