Gruner Veltliner is a mysterious grape to some. Many have developed the notion that Grüner is a mono-variety offering notes of white pepper, citrus and green apples, but the truth ...
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We love all the wine regions of Austria, but this past week was all about Burgenland as Wein Burgenland took over Washington, D.C. and its surrounding areas. The extravaganza started on Tuesday at Cork Wine Bar & Market on 14th Street (at U Street) with a seminar featuring all red wines of Austria from Burgenland and Carnuntum. […]
A week ago we were waking up after a long night of tasting wine… from magnums and double magnums and all full of Austrian wine! Sounds like an adventure, right? Correct. In our fourth, biennial Austrian wine magnum party, the biggest yet, we showcased over 100 Austrian producers and several varieties – from Grüner Veltliner […]
In a tasting of Grüner Veltliner like none seen before in the US, Austrian wine pulled out all the stops rolling out the red carpet for top wine industry names such as Hugh Johnson, Steven Tanzer, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, and Eric Asimov, to name a few. An expert panel made up of Aldo Sohm, Chef-Sommelier of […]
It’s not surprise that Grüner Veltliner has found a home for itself outside of Austria. After all, it’s versatility to pair with food, it’s unique character, and it’s general ability to wow its taster make it an obvious choice for international planting. Still, Grüner still faces some challenges. The majority is still consumed in Germanic […]