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All You Need to Know About Wine Ratings

In the wine ratings game, the big names often get the big scores, while smaller growers suspect the system is rigged. Whom can you trust?

The Newest Food and Drink Spots in Vienna This Spring

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on Vienna’s eateries, but there are still lots of ways to indulge yourself: Some restau- rants have managed to adapt to the age of corona, offering groceries, wine and other delicacies to go, as food mar- kets and delicatessens are exempt from lockdown. Here are some of our favorites!

Park Life – Classic Cocktails and Wiener Modern

This summer, amid varnished wood and polished brass, the tree-sheltered Kleinod Stadtgarten behind the Kursalon could be the ideal place to see and be seen.

Taste of India | Keep Calm and Curry On

Nestled in the 3rd district, The Taste of India’s second location serves authentic North Indian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, balancing food and feeling.

Meet Willi Klinger, Wine Seller & Head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board

After guiding the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (ÖWM) through 15 successful years, Willi Klinger has returned to selling wines from all over at up-market retailer Wein & Co

The Spirit of Spontaneity

’Tis the season yet again – Christmas markets are in full swing, the smell of Maroniis in the air and Glühwein is consumed by the bucket. And, of course, there’s the obligatory toast on Silvester

Cozy Cuisine

By Antonia Kögl & Benedikt Steinle Few places in Vienna emanate the warmth of Kommod – a wonderful architectural gem, the forme...

Post Performance Prandials

The orchestra hammers the final cadence, the curtain falls and the audience breaks into pandemonium – there is nothing like the thrill of p...

Grooner on the Other Side

“Austrian wines, sir? Certainly ...” Store manager Allyson showed me to a shelf of Yellowtail Chardonnays and Sauvignons. No, I reply, no ka...

Round the Flat Lake

Burgenland covers many microclimates and qualities of terroir, resulting in a richness of wines just a short hop from downtown Vienna. A rough w...

Schützenhaus | A Lock on Tradition

Dedicated to the cuisine of imperial times, to Otto Wagner Schützenhaus is steeped in history. The legendary architect Otto Wagner shaped modern Vi...

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vienna in 2019

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in more places around the world than is any other national festival. Vienna is no exception! Whether or not you hai...

Austria’s 2018 Wines | Beating the Heat

The 2018 Austrian wines are defined by last year’s long summer and sweltering temperatures. Like love and moonlight, wine and sunshine go hand in ...

Our Daily Bread

In Vienna, quality baked glossare more accessible than ever before. The challenge for bakers is to keep standards high, while still growing ...

Yori | Korean Debuts & Homecomings

In Yori authentic Korean cuisine takes the stage in Vienna as a veteran proudly looks on. One of my earliest memories as a child is making specia...

Say Grace! Casual Fine Dining

The Anglo-Austrian couple of Oliver and Petra Lucas offers seasonal casual fine dining. “When Grace is open, I’m in the house,” said UK-born chef/o...

Honu Tiki Bowls | Light & Bright

Honu Tiki Bowls serves fresh, healthy Hawaiian-inspired bowls with regional ingredients. Only open since June, Vienna’s first Hawaiian bistro, Honu...

Vienna’s Sparkling Wine | The Best Bars for Bubbly

Other winemakers may follow the méthode champenoise,  but the aristocrats of bubbly still define the market.  Procedures can be copied; the magic is m...

Taubenkobel | Doves & Decoys

The award-winning restaurant Taubenkobel lures you to its Vienna popup – and with good reason Despite its off-the-beaten-track location in Schützen...

Our Pick for the Best Beer in Vienna

Intensive Care: The Delirium Café brings a bit of Belgian cheer to Vienna’s lager-battered heart. No matter the month or temperature, it’s always be...

Wrenkh | Ready for Prime Time

The brothers Wrenkh build on family and history. Practically growing up in the kitchen of their parents’ pioneering vegetarian restaurant in the 198...

Turnhalle Café | Hidden Cornucopia

In a crowded brunch landscape, Turnhalle im brick5 offers exceptional organic fare in a relaxed environment. When the doors to Turnhalle im brick5 o...

Dining on the Danube at the Scenic Ufertaverne

At the Ufertaverne of the Hofbauer Segelschule, great food and wine is only half the draw It’s a sunny Sunday in Vienna, with a light breeze. A g...

5 Austrian Gins You Should Try This Spring

Gin is in, more than ever. As Vienna kicked off its first annual Vienna Gin Festival on May 3 & 4, a worldwide trend celebrated its arrival. With ...

How to… Learn to Cook Viennese

Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel – passionate chefs offer tasting tours and сourses. Maybe you’ve come to love Aus...

Austrian Wines’ Toxic Legacy

Why "low intervention" wines have a hard time getting designated The disastrous Austrian wine scandal that shook the world in 1985 left a lasting m...

Austrian Red Wines Are Finally Coming of Age

Austrian reds have struggled to catch up with their magnificent white cousins, but the best are now coming of age. Historically, Austria has al...

Gourmet Minimalist Erwin Gegenbauer

Erwin Gegenbauer preaches the beauty of simplicity. By Bart de Vries “Reduction is my credo,” says Erwin Gegenbauer, “luxury is simplicity a...

Pub Klemo has a Well-Stocked Selection and Affordable Tastings

If Rome has coffee and Moscow has vodka, then Vienna’s soul fuel is surely wine. The city is awash in the stuff: dozens of Vinotheken and wine ba...

Joseph Brot is Bringing the Bagel Back to its Hometown

Producing handmade organically sourced bagels the traditional way is a labor of love: It takes three days just to make the dough and another four t...

Brunching like its 1847: Enjoy the Finest Foods in the Historic Palais Todesco

In the ornate Palais Todesco, right across from the Vienna State Opera, Gerstner hosts a Viennese Sunday brunch that will wow visitors and locals alik...

How to…Celebrate Thanksgiving in Vienna

Just because you're a long way from home doesn't mean you can't enjoy Thanksgiving right here in Vienna For many Americans, Thanksgiving is their...

Hey Austria, if you’re Hungary, Czech This out!

A tour of the flavors Vienna has borrowed from across Central Europe Austrians love eating well, and while Wiener Küche (Viennese cuisine) is famous ...

On The Vine | Going off the Rails with the Heurigen Express

Rest your weary feet and take Vienna’s Heurigen Express to some of the city’s most charming Buschenschänke Having lived in Vienna for seven years...

L’Orient Serves up Savory Morrocan in Leopoldstadt

The cuisine of Morocco at L’Orient combines warm spices with a carefully designed space In Arabic, khattat means calligrapher, the scribe whose p...

Viennese coffee house personalities | Where do you belong?

Unsurprisingly for the city that introduced the beverage to the west, Vienna boasts a distinct coffee culture, epitomized by the Wiener Kaffeehaus, th...

Penne à la Vodka at Treubleiben Wien

A Persian New Yorker transplants Brooklyn grub to Kirchengasse   At Treubleiben, one of the more recent additions to the Kirchengasse gastro...

The Weinviertel, Where Each Wine is as Unique as its Creator

The Weinviertel has as many philosophies as vintners “Popsicles. With lychee aroma!” René Willmann of the Poysdorf Weinmarkt (wine market) scof...

Paco Brings España to the 9th District

The spirit of tapas lives on in a new guise at Paco The philosophy of tapas is very much about sharing – be it the small servings, a bottle of sh...

On the Canal | Waterfront Dining, Where 1010 Meets 1020

Every year the Danube Canal promenade gets a little more sexy, with laid-back bars, delicious street-food-style eateries and the urban attitude to mat...

On The Vine | More Wine? Don’t Schwitz, it’s Totally Kosher

After eons, kosher wine finally matures Wine in the Levante may date back to pre-biblical times, but until recently, Israel was not producing muc...

Vienna’s Icelandic Eatery Promises Northern Comfort the 9th District

While Austria undoubtedly has a lock on gorgeous alpine scenery as well as prime meat, dairy and produce in abundance, the one sore point is a marked ...

Dining on Dragon’s Head | The Secrets of Fischrestaurant Kaj

The “golden” cook of Fischrestaurant Kaj transforms the fresh catch from the Adriatic. “Sometimes life just writes its own script,” Miro Sapič to...
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