Wine

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
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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 wood...

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 ...

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...

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 f...

Reinventing Veltliner | Are Austrian Wines Ready for the Global Stage?

From the Wachau’s Grüner Veltliner to Vienna’s Gemischter Satz, Austrian wines have reinvented themselves onto the global stage.In the theater o...

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...

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...

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 BuschenschänkeHaving lived in Vienna for seven years...

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...

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

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

Planet Terroir | Tour de Vin | Lower Austria’s Open House for Wine

Classy and exclusive, the Tour de Vin lets you peek behind the scenes at Lower Austria’s finest vineyards.By Catherine Hooker and Leopold Winkle...

On the Vine | Winter Work

Cellar, field and desk; March is a busy  time of year for winemakersThe cliché of cute country girls and boys, skirts and sleeves rolled up as...

On The Vine | Where to buy Wine Accessories in Vienna

These three shops in Vienna offer excellent wine accessories By Catherine Hooker & Leopold WinklerEven if it’s not included in the Merc...

On the Vine | Increasing Sekt’s Appeal

Austrian bubbly has had a rough time lately, but new regulations might just put it back on track“The velvet was flowing like a river! Let’s have...

On the Vine | Dollhouse Vintage – Urban Vineyard

Vienna’s smallest working vineyard is in the heart of the cityWe all know the PR photo stunts: a portly man in a serious business suit performin...

Braving the Storms

With foul weather affecting the vintage, this year is a rough one for Austrian wine.This year will not be remembered fondly by Austrian winemake...

Bacchus Meets Disney

For better or worse, the Langenlois Loisium is a theme park for the thirstyAfter driving up the hill through a seemingly endless colony of chic de...

Take a Walk on the Wine Side

The Wiener Weinwandertag makes it easy to get to know Vienna’s vintners on their own turfIf there is a day that sums up autumn in Vienna, the Wi...

Wine Labels | Love Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Even in the world of wine, appearances matterSo there you are in the Vinothek, staring at the shelves. So many wine labels; so many vintages… Now w...

On the Vine: Viva VieVinum – Wine Festival

Austria’s international wine festival uncorkedImagine throngs of winemakers cramped shoulder to shoulder, vying for the attention of thirsty dri...

On the Vine: Honest Wines – Purbach, Burgenland

The Neusiedlersee region has proven fertile ground for the Schwarz family’s organic winemakingPerception often begins with images: Pristine Alpi...

On the Vine: Wagram / Kamptal

ON THE VINE guides you through our wine regions, wines and some of the growers behind them. This month we look at the Wagram region. Th...

On the Vine: Burgenland – A Thousand Wines a Day

It’s one of the miracles of Vienna – most of Austria’s greatest wines grow right nearby. ON THE VINE will guide you through our wine regions, wines ...
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