“Austrian wines, sir? Certainly …” Store manager Allyson showed me to a shelf of Yellowtail Chardonnays and Sauvignons. No, I reply, no kangaroos. She smiled vaguely and leads me unerringly to a small but decent collection of Alsatian wines, from the border region on the Rhine in eastern France. Aha. I had already spotted a simple […]
Burgenland covers many microclimates and qualities of terroir, resulting in a richness of wines just a short hop from downtown Vienna. A rough wooden table at the top of an ancient Kellergasse, a flagon of the farmer’s wine flanked by plates of local hams and cheeses, and a long perspective over Breitenbrunn’s magnificent gate tower to […]
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 hail from the Emerald Isle, March 17th is the day to embrace all things Irish. Celebrate St. Patrick's ...
David Zoklits and André Spitzinger bring Southeast Asian flair to Josefstadt while paying homage to a German comedy legend. For a few years now, the 25-seat local favorite Es gibt Reis (There will be rice) in the 8th district has been a real godsend for lovers of Southeast Asian cuisine. Owner David Zoklits and chef […]
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 hand, but too much of a good thing can be as harmful as too little. Many of the world’s best wines have always come from cooler climes, with Champagne and Burgundy […]