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  go...
Lower Austria's Thermenregion is home to several signature varieties, as remarkable as they are rare In a wine world dominated by a limited number of superstar grapes like Austria’s Grüner Veltliner, it is illuminating to talk to a vintner who k...
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The Weinbauschule Klosterneuburg continues to innovate new grape varieties. Austrian wine lovers all know Zweigelt, the quintessential Austrian red wine and the foundation grape of the Neusiedlersee DAC. Undemanding, Zweigelt wines can range fro...
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 high tempo and knocking bac...
From the Wachau’s Grüner Veltliner to Vienna’s Gemischter Satz, Austrian wines have reinvented themselves onto the global stage. In the theater of wine, Austria is a character actor. It’s not France, not Italy or Spain – the top three – who toge...
Why "low intervention" wines have a hard time getting designated The disastrous Austrian wine scandal that shook the world in 1985 left a lasting mark on the industry: After it came out that wine was sweetened with toxic antifreeze, quality checks...
gol
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 are no different – th...
austrian red wines
Austrian reds have struggled to catch up with their magnificent white cousins, but the best are now coming of age. Historically, Austria has always been white wine territory, that freshly drawn carafe of iconic GrĂĽner Veltliner greeting you in y...
pub klemo vienna
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 bars, some as vast as supermarkets and others intimate, but all bring us the best that France, Italy o...
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