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Season Opening at the Gourmet Village of Lech Zürs

Arlberg Weinberg 2021

22.11.2021

Liebe Gäste,
aufgrund der bundesweiten Verordnung wird Arlberg Weinberg verschoben.
Wir sind noch in Abklärung mit den Partnern und Betrieben und werden Sie informieren, wann das Programm statt findet.

 The restaurants of Lech Zürs are known for their exceptional cuisine and wine cellars of breathtaking depth, tended by sommeliers of the absolute highest grade. We invite you to put their passion and prowess to the test at the season opening of the “Arlberg Weinberg” event series from 3 – 11 December 2021.

More than just a winter sports haven: Lech Zürs on the Arlberg is a gourmet destination as well. © Daniel Zangerl - Lech Zürs
Peter Strolz' new Pop-Up Concept Store offers an exceptional selection of fine wines to be tasted at the Arlberg Weinberg event. © FUX Restaurant GmbH

Friday, 3 – Saturday, 11 December 2021,
open daily from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, closed Mondays 

Fine wines at the FUX Pop-Up Concept Store
FUX Concept Store, Lech am Arlberg
+43 5583 2992
www.fux-mi.net

Wine agency FUX is considered as one of Austria’s most renowned specialists for winemakers-champagne and wines from Burgundy. With their extensive portfolio, they represent more than 60 wineries from France. For winter season, they have come up with a new pop-up concept store, where wine connoisseurs can find their favorite wines and sought-after collectors items. For Arlberg Weinberg, Peter Strolz carefully curated an impressive Burgundy- and champagne-selection of 8 wines that will be served for tastings at the pop-up store every day from December 3-11 (except Mondays) between 3-7pm. Rest assured that these will be particularly fine and truly special wines.

No registration required!

Price per person € 50,-

Gasthof Sandhof © Gasthof Sandhof
Grand names and tremendous vintages at the Sandhof. © Gasthof Sandhof

Friday, 3 December 2021,
6:30 pm

Wachau Meets Bordeaux
Hotel Sandhof, Lech
+43 5583 2298
www.sandhof.at

The best of two worlds: restaurateur and wine aficionado Martin Prodinger is pouring aged Rieslings from F.X. Pichler and Hirtzberger, followed by grand Bordeaux from the exceptional 1989, 1990, 1983 and 1985 vintages from Châteaux Poujeaux, Sociando-Mallet, Gruaud-Larose and Talbot. Florian Grill will conjure up a menu beautifully harmonized with the wines.

Price per person € 210.-

Reservations

 

Vignoble de Pauillac © Anthony Baratier
From the Atlantic to the Arlberg: the vines of Pauillac. © Anthony Baratier

Saturday, 4 December 2021,
6:30 pm

Pure Pauillac
Hotel Sandhof, Lech
+43 5583 2298
www.sandhof.at

One of the finest terroirs of Bordelais gets an up-close-and-personal review. Three grand Pauillac estates are presented in vertical tastings:
Lynch-Bages: 1970, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989
Grand Puy Lacoste: 1970, 1982, 1985, 1990, 2000
Clerc Milon: 1982, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990
To whet the palates for this high-end tasting, Martin Prodinger will serve a mix of Burgundy and Steiermark.

Price per person € 580.-

Reservations

 

Wachau Ried Achleiten Herbst © ÖWM: Robert Herbst
Sublime region: The Wachau. © Robert Herbst

Saturday, 4 December 2021,
7:00 PM

Young Wachau 
Hotel Gasthof Post, Lech
+43 55 83 22 06 0
www.postlech.com

They represent a fresh wind in the tradition-bound Wachau: Elisabeth and Erich Pichler-Krutzler, Herwig and Julia Jamek, Erich Machherndl and Karin Machherndl-Sladky, Georg Högl and Georg Frischengruber. This vinological journey explores wines from various Wachau village appellations, detailing the concepts and perspectives that shaped them — in many cases approaches quite different from those of the older winegrowers.
The executive chef at the Post, David Wagger, will be joined by a guest chef to create small plates and delicacies to accompany the wines of the young Wachau.

Price per person € 90.-

Reservations

 

Stephan Reinhardt’s palate informs readers of Robert Parker Wine Advocate. © Guenther Schwering

Sunday, 5 December 2021,
3:00 PM

How Does a Professional Critic Evaluate Wines?
Hotel Sandhof, Lech
+43 5583 2298
www.sandhof.at

Stephan Reinhardt, who writes on wines from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Alsace for Robert Parker Wine Advocate, has gathered together a few of his favorites from recent years, and will conduct a guided tasting explaining how he approaches a wine and which factors matter when awarding top scores.

Price per person € 90.-

Reservations

 

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Legendary estate from the Wachau: Weingut F.X. Pichler. © trinkeif

Sunday, 5 December 2021,
3:00 PM

Sommeliers Only: F.X. Pichler 2020 Vintage
Burg Hotel Oberlech, Lech
+43 5583 2291
www.burghotel-lech.com

It is one of the most renowned wine estates in Austria: F.X. Pichler. The wines have only grown even more elegant and fine since Lucas Pichler took over the reins from his father. Lucas will be on hand, ready to reveal the secrets to his success, what matters to him in the vineyards and cellar, and the differences he perceives in his own single sites — in a session reserved for active sommeliers.

Reservations

 

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Lucas Pichler presents grand wines in Oberlech. © trinkreif

Sunday, 5 December 2021,
7:00 PM

Oberlech Meets Oberloiben
Burg Hotel Oberlech, Lech
+43 5583 2291
www.burghotel-lech.com

The Burghotel Oberlech is kicking off the new season with an incredible highlight: a 3-toque gourmet menu accompanied by pairs of grand wines served by Lucas Pichler (Weingut F.X. Pichler) – one side young, one side mature. Ried Steinertal 2013 and 2018, Riesling Ried Loibenberg 2009 and 2015, Grüner Veltliner Ried Loibenberg 2010 and 2017, Riesling Ried Kellerberg 2009 and 2015, and Grüner Veltliner M 2007 and 2010 will all grace the glasses.
This legendary event is limited to 35 persons.

Price per person € 148.-

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Arlberg Weinberg 2019 Best Bottle Award © TMC NOW
Who has the best bottle in their cellar? © TMC NOW

Monday, 6 December 2021,
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Best Bottle Award
Post Lech, Lech
+43 55 83 22 06 0
www.postlech.com

Restaurateurs and sommeliers from the Arlberg region submit their most compelling Rieslings and Pinot Noirs for this competition. Together with experts from Austria and abroad, guests will assess the wines through a blind tasting and together crown the finest cellar in the village. Restricted to 36 participants.

The jury:
Stephan Reinhardt (Robert Parker Wine Advocate), Elena Rameder (Sommelière Hofmeisterei Hirtzberger), Wolfgang Fassbender (NZZ & Schweizerische Weinzeitung), Lucas Pichler (Weingut F.X. Pichler) & Theresa Breuer (Weingut Georg Breuer).

Price per person € 195.- incl. 3-course menu

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Theresa Breuer. © Weingut Georg Breuer

Tuesday, 7 December 2021,
3:00 PM

Sommeliers Only: Theresa Breuer
Hotel Kristiania, Lech
+43 5583 25610
www.kristiania.at

Weingut Georg Breuer from Germany’s Rheingau region is one of the most renowned producers of Riesling anywhere in the world. Granddaughter Theresa Breuer has helmed the estate for over 15 years now, and presents a fascinating cross-section of her Rieslings, including well-known top sites Berg Schlossberg, Nonnenberg and Berg Rottland. This event is reserved exclusively for sommeliers.

Reservations

 

Hotel Kristiania / Restaurant © Hotel Kristiania
Kristiania Restaurant. © Hotel Kristiania

Tuesday, 7 December 2021,
7:00 PM

Bottle Art at the Kristiania
Hotel Kristiania, Lech
+43 5583 25610
www.kristiania.at

Gertrud Schneider and exclusive wine retailer trinkreif invite to an extraordinary culinary evening: the program features wines in bottles with labels designed by artists, many from renowned estates such as Mouton Rothschild, Dom Perignon and Georg Breuer — accompanied by a sophisticated menu from the kitchen of Kristiania. Theresa Breuer, who has held the reins at Weingut Georg Breuer since 2004, will be on hand to provide insights. An exhibit of bottle sculptures by well-known Austrian sculptor Markus Hofer will also be presented.

Price per person € 350.-

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Ausstellung "Weinhandlungen" von Markus Hofer

Samstag, 4. – Sonntag, 12. Dezember 2021,

Ausstellung “Weinhandlungen” von Markus Hofer
Hotel Kristiania, Lech
+43 5583 25610
www.kristiania.at

Bei den Arbeiten des österreichischen Künstlers Markus Hofer stehen oft gewöhnliche und alltägliche Gegenstände im Mittelpunkt, die er mit einem Augenzwinkern in einen neuen, oft skurrilen Kontext stellt. Durch einfache, aber gezielte Eingriffe haucht er Alltagsgegenständen ein neues Leben ein, sodass sie zu bildhauerischen Arbeiten mit Eigenleben transformiert werden. Mit Witz und Ironie laden seine Werke die Betrachter:innen zur Überprüfung ihrer Wahrnehmung ein. Bewegung im Stillstand und verschwimmende Grenzen zwischen Bildhauerei und Fotografie lassen die Besucher:innen innehalten und die Hektik des Alltags vergessen. Im Rahmen von Arlberg Weinberg stellt Markus Hofer unter dem Motto ‚Weinhandlungen‘ ausgewählte Flaschenobjekte im Hotel Kristiania aus.

Der Besuch ist kostenlos!

Stuart Pigott GH quer © Nils Weiler
James Suckling taster Stuart Pigott. © Gunnar Swanson

Wednesday, 8 December 2021,
3:00 PM

Sommeliers Only: Gut Hermannsberg with Stuart Pigott
Burg Vital Resort Oberlech, Lech
+43 5583-3140
www.burgvitalresort.at

The estate that today bears the name Gut Hermannsberg was founded over 100 years ago as a pioneer estate to serve as a model for other winegrowers. Stuart Pigott is the former ambassador of the estate, and describes it as “my DRC,” since all of Gut Hermannsberg’s vineyards are on VDP.Große Lage sites. Stuart Pigott presents a thrilling cross-section of these magnificent sites on the Nahe, including insider’s information reserved exclusively for sommeliers.

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Wein Dekaden © Gut Hermannsberg
Tradition-rich Weingut Gut Hermannsberg presents legendary treasures from its library. © Gut Hermannsberg

Wednesday, 8 December 2021,
7:00 PM

Journey through the Gut Hermannsberg Riesling Library
with Stuart Pigott
Burg Vital Resort Oberlech, Lech
+43 5583-3140
www.burgvitalresort.at

It is one of the most legendary wine estates in Germany. The institution that today bears the name Gut Hermannsberg was founded over 100 years ago as a pioneer estate to serve as a model for other winegrowers. Stuart Pigott, the charismatic ambassador of the estate, describes it as “my DRC,” since all of Gut Hermannsberg’s vineyards are on VDP.Große Lage sites. The longevity of Hermannsberg Rieslings is phenomenal. This tasting features wines dating back to the 1940s, moderated by Stuart Pigott in his incomparable manner. Matthias Schütz will prepare a sophisticated menu from the Burg Vital kitchen to accompany it. This event is limited to 12 persons.

Price per person € 200.-

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Armin Tement and Tobias Knewitz personally guides sommeliers through the evening. © Moodley

Thursday, 9 December 2021,
3:00 PM

Tement & Knewitz: Sommeliers Only with two young top winemakers
Aurelio Hotel & Chalet Lech, Lech
+43 5583 2214
www.aureliolech.com

Armin Tement is counted among his country’s finest winegrowers, building the strong foundation laid by his parents at their South Styria estate into membership among the world’s winegrowing elite. This tasting will offer more than just a cross-section of the current portfolio; it will also feature several wines from special parcels.
Weingut Knewitz in Rheinhessen has been an insider’s tip among wine experts for some time now, but Tobias Knewitz, a mere 30 years young, has convincingly ascended into the ranks of Germany’s finest up-and-coming winegrowers. Alongside his top Rieslings from Hundertgulden, Steineracker and Goldberg, he’ll also be presenting his Burgundian Chardonnays. The tasting is free and reserved exclusively for active sommeliers and hotel operators.

Reservations

 

Boutique Hotel Schmelzhof / Lounge © Boutique Hotel Schmelzhof
The Boutique Hotel Schmelzhof invites winegrowers to a storytelling showcase. © Boutique Hotel Schmelzhof

Thursday, 9 December 2021,
6:30 PM

Wine Stories + Big Bottle Party
Boutique-Hotel Schmelzhof, Lech
+43 5583 37500
www.schmelzhof.at

Great stories, grander wines. Following on last year’s success, Robert Strolz invites another five special winegrowers to share their tales at the Boutique Hotel Schmelzhof. They are recounting more than just their life histories. They’re also bringing magnums of their favorite wines, ready to share. With Hans Reisetbauer (AT), Schloss Gobelsburg (AT), Tenuta Biserno (IT), Domaine Oliver Leflaive (FR) and Domaine Henri Rebourseau (FR). This is a big bottle party you won’t want to miss.

Price per person € 38,-

Info + Reservations

 

Arlberg Weinberg, Schmelzhof, Restaurant Gittis Esszimmer
Vintner's dinner with even more great wines and a glorious menu. © Schmelzhof

Thursday, 9 December 2021,
8:45 pm

Big Bottle Party + Vintners’ Dinner in Gittis Esszimmer
Boutique-Hotel Schmelzhof, Lech
+43 5583 37500
www.schmelzhof.at

Those, not wanting to end it at the Big Bottle Party can simply stay at the boutique hotel Schmelzhütte to walks up to its enchanting, in-house restaurant ‘Gittis Esszimmer’. Guests will be spoiled with an exquisite dinner, paired with further fabulous wines, selected by the Big Bottle Party’s vintners. Of course, the vintners themselves will be present as well, happy to provide further exciting stories that will certainly fill the evening with many joyful conversations.

Price Package Big Bottle Party plus Vintners’ dinner € 130,-

Price Big Bottle Party only € 55,-

Weingut Tement / Ried Zieren © Weingut Tement
Ried Zieregg is shaped by fossil limestone, calcareous marl and a unique microclimate. 40-year-old vines bring forth outstanding Sauvignon Blanc. © Weingut Tement

Thursday, 9 December 2021,
7:00 PM

A Closer Look at Zieregg
Aurelio Hotel & Chalet Lech, Lech
+43 5583 2214
www.aureliolech.com

Ried Zieregg, classified by STK as a Grosse Lage site, is regarded by wine experts as one of the finest sites for Sauvignon Blanc. Armin Tement knows every facet of this extraordinary hillside. He understands the different micro-parcels, their secrets and nuanced expressions, and the variations in their development. To accompany a 5-course menu from Executive Chef Christian Rescher, Armin Tement serves wines from individual parcels on the Zieregg, explaining their entirely distinctive characteristics. The tasting is limited to 14 participants.

Price per person € 185.-

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Weingut Knewitz. © Weingut Knewitz

Thursday, 9 December 2021,
7:00 PM

Weingut Knewitz Guest Star at Griggeler Stuba
Burg Vital Resort Oberlech, Lech
+43 5583-3140
www.burgvitalresort.at

Griggeler Stuba is rightly counted among the most decorated restaurants in the alpine realm. Executive Chef Matthias Schütz works with harmonized aromas and selected herbs from the alpine meadows of Oberlech and from around the world, bringing them together into seasonal specialties and top regional products of surprising new taste nuances. His 5-course menu is heightened all the more when served alongside 10 perfectly selected bottles from Tobias Knewitz. Wines from this Rheinhessen shooting star grow on world-class sites atop a combination of limestone and iron ore, lending them their unmistakable character and minerality.

Price per person € 220.-

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Dorli Muhr, Weingut Dorli Muhr. © Anna Stöcher

Friday, 10 December 2021,
1:00 PM

Spitzerberg am Arlberg
Murmeli, Oberlech
+43 5583 2467-4
www.murmeli.at

The Spitzerberg, in the far east of Carnuntum, is geologically part of the Carpathian Mountains. Dorli Muhr produces some of her country’s most elegant red wines on its barren, wind-blown southerly facing vineyards. Her Blaufränkisch wines are legendary, her Syrah is a shooting star. Dorli Muhr will be running a vertical tasting to explore their development over time. They’ll grace the table to a 3-course menu from Murmeli, long one of Dorli Muhr’s favorite restaurants.

Price per person € 150.-

Reservations
Vertical tasting Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Pucelles' at FUX Concept Store. © FUX Restaurant GmbH

Friday,  10 December 2021,
4:00 pm

Vertical Tasting Puligny-Montrachet “Les Pucelles” 1er Cru of Domaine Olivier Leflaive
FUX Concept Store, Lech am Arlberg
+43 5583 2992
www.fux-mi.net

Wine-agency, FUX as leading specialist for Burgundy and Champagne in Austria, and director Jean Soubeyrand from  Domaine Olivier Leflaive invite you to a fascinating wine workshop at the new FUX concept store. It is rare that one has the opportunity to taste 9 different vintages from 2012-2020 from ‘Les Pucelles’, one of the best vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet. Furthermore, there will be champagne from its associated winery Valentin Leflaive.

Price per person € 290,-

Arlberg Weinberg 2021, Location, Walchs Rote Wand Gourmethotel © Rote Wand Gourmet Hotel
The elegance of the Walch’s Rote Wand Gourmet Hotel location helps ensure that this will be an unforgettable evening. © Walch's Rote Wand Gourmet Hotel

Friday, 10 December 2021,
5:00 pm Slot 1
8:00 pm Slot 2

Rote Wand Chef’s Table Special
Walch’s Rote Wand Gourmethotel, Lech
+43 5583 3435 0
www.rotewand.com

The Chef’s Table alongside the stove of Max Natmessnig is legendary, with the fabulous chef serving 19 courses. The version on 10 December raises the bar yet again, with patron Joschi Walch giving Clemens Riedl of trinkreif a free hand in selecting the wine pairings. Expect a coterie of rarities and extraordinary vintages to surface. This might include the iconic Tement Sauvignon Blanc Zieregg 1997, Mouton Rothschild 1986 and Castillo Ygay Gran Riserva 1959. To ensure proper social distancing around the Chef’s Table, two sittings will be held: one at 5:00 pm, another at 8:00 pm.

Price per person € 450.-

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Guests should anticipate an exquisite Champagne menu. © Kaboompics.com

Friday, 10 December 2021,
7:00 PM

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection
Hotel Edelweiss, Zürs
+43 5583 2662
www.edelweiss-arlberg.at

The world-famous brand refers to its top blend as a ‘Grand Vintage,’ reserved for exceptional Champagnes produced only in the finest of years. Five of these immortal vintages will be served as part of this event (2012, 2002, 1998, 1995, 1993). Executive Chef Stefan Reichsel will compose a French-inspired menu to accompany the tasting, with tender fish, fresh brioche, veal and morels.

Price per person € 195.-

Reservations

 

Tenuta di Biserno / Marchese Lodovico Antinori © XXX
Marchese Lodovico Antinori is an elegant host. © Tenuta di Biserno

Friday, 10 December 2021,
7:00 PM

An Evening with Marchese Lodovico Antinori
Hotel Berghof, Lech
+43 5583 2635
www.derberghof.at

The most famous wild boar in the wine industry can be found on the labels of Tenuta di Biserno. The estate represents the culmination of Lodovico Antinori’s vision and established a new iconic wine in western Tuscany. He’ll explain how this achievement came to be, to the accompaniment of a Tuscan menu. Alongside his sophisticated wines – vertical tasting with five vintages of „Super Tuscan LODOVICO“ – he’ll also offer samples of olive oil and grappa from his estate.

Price per person € 198,-

Reservations

 

Delicious Ring in the snow/gourmet village of Lech am Arlberg. © Daniel Zangerl / Lech Zürs Tourismus

Saturday, 11 December 2021,
3:00 – 6:00 PM

Delicious Ring
Hotel Gasthof Post
Hotel der Berghof
Das Romantik Hotel “Die Krone von Lech”
Hotel Arlberg

With a playful pun on “The White Ring,” a famous local ski race, the Hotel Post, Hotel Arlberg, Romantik Hotel “Die Krone von Lech” and Hotel Der Berghof have come together for an event they’re calling “The Delicious Ring.” Guests will engage in a culinary parkour through the four establishments. Each restaurant will host several top wine estates and their wines as part of a set tasting, with each venue focused on a different country. Berghof will present Germany, Hotel Arlberg will receive Switzerland, while Hotel Gasthof Post will fly the French flag. These will be accompanied by delicacies from each establishment’s world-class chefs. This includes national and international toplines such as Weingut Aldinger, Weingut Christmann and Weingut Künstler from Germany; Weingut Wegelin, Weingut Baur and Weingut Adank from Switzerland; and Louis de Surrel from Domaine Rebourseau (Gevrey-Chambertin) and Jean Soubeyrand (CEO at Champagne Valentin Leflaive in Avize), who promises to bring Champagne alongside whites and reds. Like a ski race, fixed starting slots will be assigned — with a pre-defined route and schedule to comply with the Corona safety regulations. Tickets are available for 80 euro at events@lechzuers.com or www.lechzuers.com/de/erlebnisse-buchen/erlebnisse

Price per person € 80.-

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"Veggie" evening deluxe with Paul Ivić. © TIAN

Saturday, 11 December 2021,
7:00 PM

Vegetarian Delights with Paul Ivić
Hotel Edelweiss, Zürs
+43 5583 2662
www.edelweiss-arlberg.at

Star Chef Paul Ivić of the renowned Restaurant TIAN, a man known for raising vegetarian cuisine to the highest levels of haute cuisine, will return to the Arlberg this winter, enchanting guests at Hotel Edelweiss with savory vegetarian delicacies. Edelweiss is in fact slated to become the first, and only, vegetarian gourmet restaurant on the Arlberg. A status well worth celebrating! Ideally as part of the Arlberg Weinberg. Guests on 11 December can expect a flying buffet of vegetarian delights from the hand of Paul Ivić, all in the relaxed atmosphere of the Edelweiss Bar. The wine accompaniment will come courtesy of organic winegrower Clemens Strobl (Wagram) and his “handmade wines.” DJ Bler will lay down the proper party sound. Expect an evening to tantalize all of the senses.

Price per person € 100.-

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A “wild” gourmet evening. © Hotel Monzabon

Saturday, 11 December 2021,
6:30 PM

Good Hunting – Wine & Gourmet Game
Hotel Jagdhaus Monzabon, Lech
+43 55 83 / 21 04
www.monzabon.at

You can expect a taste explosion at the “Walserstube-Jägerstube” (2 toques from Gault&Millau), an award-winning temple of gourmet delights, with exquisite game dishes from nearby hunting regions  Our certified sommelier Tobias Schneider will demonstrate his love and passion for this field, working with winemaker Georg Prieler to pour the finest wines from the Leithaberg in Burgenland! This event is limited to 15 persons.

Price per person € 170.-

Reservations

 

Das Programm 2021 wird laufend aktualisiert.
Aufgrund der Covid19-Situation bitten wir um Verständnis, dass es zu kurzfristigen Änderungen kommen kann. Die VeranstalterInnen behalten sich das Recht vor, ein Event Corona-Bedingt zu verschieben oder abzusagen.
Wir halten Sie hier weiterhin am Laufenden.
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