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Wine Blogging Wednesday #75: Single Vineyards

Despite it’s somewhat lengthy absence, Wine Blogging Wednesday is once again bringing wine bloggers everywhere together. This month’s topic, selected by 1 Wine Dude, Joe Roberts, calls upon wine bloggers to select one single vineyard wine and blog about it. It’s too hard for us to pick just one, but for those wine bloggers who are still scrambling […]

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Austrian Wine Words: Know your grapes!

Austria is home to many indigenous varieties, but it’s also home to many international varieties. However, sometimes label recognition can get tricky for non-German speaking consumers. Here’s a short guide to help you navigate Austrian wine label varieties: Grauburgunder – Pinot Gris. Grau- means Grey, as does Gris. Burgunder means Pinot…. Basically, Grey Pinot! Blauburgunder […]

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Austrian Wine Words: Steinfeder, Federspiel, Smaragd

Today we take a trip to the Wachau to explain the terms Steinfeder, Federspiel, & Smaragd. Long before the DAC system in Austria was established, many of the wine regions in Austria developed their own system of classification. Among those, was the Wachau under the specialized classification of the Vinea Wachau – an organization including nearly […]

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12 Days of Austrian Wine Day #2: Gemischter Satz

On the second day of Austrian wine, we’re bring you a Viennese specialty: Gemischter Satz. Literally meaning “mixed set” Gemischter Satz is a field blend, a specialty of Vienna. Many grape varieties may be grown in a single vineyard, but in order to be labeled “Gemischter Satz,” all of the grapes must be harvested and […]

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