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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Simon Ballam

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English, studied in NY and worked in London, Düsseldorf, NY, Fankfurt, Prague and Vienna. This covered stints in market research and the film industry, international advertising coordination and strategic planning. Currently business school lecturer and journalist.

Food & Drink | Let them Eat Schnitzel

Channeling imperial indulgence, Meissl & Schadn’s riding dinners are all about good taste – in both senses Close your eyes: Imagine, you’re in a horsedrawn Fiaker, dressed to the nines, leaning back on the...

Wine | Bubbles at the Bar

Other  winemakers  may  follow  the méthode  champenoise,  but  the  aristocrats  of  bubbly  still  define  the  market.  Procedures  can  be  copied;  the  magic  is  more  difficult Crémant,  Sekt,  Prosecco,  Frizzante  –  as  long as  it’s  got  bubbles.  Well ...

Special Report | A Banana Republic, if you can keep it

The OSCE in Vienna monitors elections around the world. Its report on the US midterms found the elections to be just as fair as those in the ex-Soviet Republic of Georgia It may seem arrogant...

The Architecture of Empire

Across the sprawling Habsburg monarchy, castles and courtyards, opera houses and onion domes projected their power and today the heritage of a shared culture All great empires leave an architectural footprint. It’s a portrait of...

A Golden Age for Gentle Radicals | Josef Hoffmann & Koloman Moser

The cruelest punishment imaginable,” said the Viennese modernist architect Adolf Loos, “would be to be locked up in a prison cell decorated by Josef Hoffmann.” Contemporaries though they were, the two design legends were at...
VieVinum

500+ Wines in 3 Days | What to Expect at this June’s VieVinum

This year’s VieVinum showcases the best of Austria and introduces little known Swiss and Dalmatian wines at the Hofburg from June 9 to 11. Wine fairs are like gallery openings, clusters of trendy urbanites chatting at...
Krems

A Charming Tour of Krems | Wine, Music & Art

Still surrounded by vineyards, the twin cities of Krems and Stein are also spiced with highly acidic caricature. Sleepy little town on the softly rolling Danube – or hotbed of political intrigue and architectural pillage?...
army

Special Report | Of Officers and Lesser Mortals

For centuries, Austria’s military was the structure that held a sprawling collection of multi-ethnic territories together, perhaps a European Union before its time. It was 1315 and a crispy cold November day in the rugged...
gol

Great Expectations | Gols’ Finest Vintners Praise the Weather Gods

The Viennese love their white wines young and fresh. Winemakers in Gols would prefer to wait. Farmers the world over complain about the weather – too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. Wine growers...
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