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 back quantities of wine. The difference is that at a Vernissage, it is practically de rigeur […]
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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 from young, fruit-rich daily quaffs to complex, barrique-matured regional specialties. The eternal Austria grape…except that Zweigelt didn’t exist before 1922. It’s the […]
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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 GrĂĽner Veltliner, it is illuminating to talk to a vintner who keeps old favorites alive. “Two hundred years ago, Zierfandler and Rotgipfler were among the most […]
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red wines
Unpredictable weather has kept Austrian vintners on their toes, making the 2017 vintage a challenging one As smartphones and technology keep us curled up inside, we like to think we have mastered our environm...
Other winemakers may follow the mĂ©thode champenoise,  but the aristocrats of bubbly still define the market.  Procedures can be copied; the magic is more difficult. CrĂ©mant, Sekt, Prosecco, Frizzante  – as long as it’s bubbly. Well perhaps.  But no one will deny the mystique of real champagne,  the roster of great names like ancient royal […]
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hungarian wine
Hungary has a terroir all its own, with a heart and soul rooted in the small, family vineyards Less than three hours from Vienna, you are in a very different world of bor (wine): the Badacsony region on Lake Balaton, Hu...
Austrian wine
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 […]
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vintage wine vienna
The unique qualities of older vintages aren’t apparent, so let an expert’s insight guide you. Old wines hold a certain mystery. With their dusty labels, shelved away in chilly cellars, their allure is in the rediscovery. ...
Burgartenland
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 […]
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