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Vienna
Sunday, April 22, 2018
tour de vin
Classy and exclusive, the Tour de Vin lets you peek behind the scenes at Lower Austria’s finest vineyards.By Catherine Hooker and Leopold WinklerAfter spitting out approximately the 40th wine I tasted that day, I was starting to get the hang of it. The flavors and bouquets were slowly becoming distinct to me, allowing me to finally appreciate the differences...
Winemaking
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 they tread the grapes, may have finally been consigned to the bin of wine making lore, but there’s still plenty of romantic haze fogging the hard reality. Between the jolly harvesting of last...
wine accessories vienna
These three shops in Vienna offer excellent wine accessories By Catherine Hooker & Leopold WinklerEven if it’s not included in the Mercer Quality-of-Life rankings, a well-paired glass of wine with dinner is an Austrian hallmark of making the most out of everyday life. With the temperatures down and the allure of a vineyard stroll less than appealing, we stopped by...
sekt
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 another bottle of the velvet!”  If things had gone differently in a marketing meeting for sekt a couple of years ago, you might have heard such exclamations around Austria on New Year’s Eve.The...
vineyard in the city
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 performing the unlikely task of shovelling earth, “breaking the ground” for his corporation’s next contribution to the greater global good. Vienna can do this too, except that it’s not a studio shot.On a grey,...
vine storms
With foul weather affecting the vintage, this year is a rough one for Austrian wineThis year will not be remembered fondly by Austrian winemakers. Catastrophic weather conditions in some of the main grape-growing regions left behind a messy pulp of battered vines, frostbitten shoots and diseased fruit. A reminder that the climate still has the power to make or...
bacchus
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 designer houses, we arrived at an ominous cement-clad modernistic castle. It’s a little unsettling: what does this have to do with wine? We had reached the Langenlois Loisium: the big beast among the Vinotheken,...
walk 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 Wiener Weinwandertag (Vienna Wine Hiking Day) is it. Equal parts wine appreciation and a brisk outing in the countryside, it shows off some of the most delectable highlights of the only European...
Even in the world of wine, appearances matterSo there you are in the Vinothek, staring at the shelves. So many labels; so many vintages… Now what? Irish poet W.B. Yeats would have understood: “Wine comes in at the mouth,” he wrote, but “love comes in at the eye.”More than we often realize, it’s the label that seduces us. There’s...
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