Right to left: Chris Raftery, Robin Pohlman, Justin Timsit

Catching up with Austria Uncorked: NY’s Best Sommelier, Justin Timsit

It’s been a couple months since we named Justin Timsit of The Rittenhouse Philadelphia the Austria Uncorked: NY’s Best Sommelier. Since then, Timsit joined the Austrian Wine Marketing Board for ...

Vineyard in the Steiermark, © AWMB/Bernhard Schramm

The Wine Law: Dynamic Austria

July 1, 2016 – There’s something going on in Austria. In the first six months of 2016, resolutions were passed providing for numerous new developments in the Austrian wine law. On ...

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VieVinum 2016: The 2006 Vintage in the Wachau

The 2006 vintage in Austria was quite a tricky one with a fantastic result. A hot year with a long ripening season meant that some producers were hesitant to leave ...

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VieVinum, tenth edition: the insights and the outlook…

June 7, 2016 – The tenth presentation of VieVinum was held this year from 4 – 6 June in the magnificent halls of Vienna’s Hofburg Palace, once more drawing the attention of the international wine community to Austria’s capital city: more than 15,000 visitors were recorded, coming to sample the wines of some 620 exhibitors. The […]

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Wein Burgenland’s Epic Trip to Minneapolis & Denver

May marked Wein Burgenland’s descent to the middle of the US visiting two markets previously untouched by the marketing body. Minneapolis kicked off with a great dinner at HeyDay , one of the city’s top restaurants. Menu & wines: Apero Grüner veltliner Brut Szigeti (Winebow) 1st) Buttered Asparagus with Horseradish Cream and Grilled Parsley “green” “buttery” […]

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Frost Damage in Austria’s Wine-growing Regions

May 4, 2016 – The Austrian Winegrowers’ Association announces that after the late frost in the night of Monday/Tuesday last week and two further cold waves, additional episodes of frost exerted a devastating effect on all wine-growing regions of Austria. Frost damage in Austria’s vineyards, © DI Verena Klöckl, LK Bgld Along with radiating frosts due to clear nights and […]

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…..and the winner for Austria Uncorked: NY’s Best Somm 2016 is…

….Justin Timsit of The Rittenhouse Philadelphia! Justin will join the AWMB at the Vie Vinum festival in Vienna this year, gratis! Second place: Robin Pohlman of Cafe Katja who received a scholarship for the wine education program of her choosing. Third place: Chris Raftery of Corkbuzz Wine Studio who received an Aldo Sohm Wine Key […]

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