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Spotlight on a Wine Region: Mittelburgenland DAC

Mittelburgenland is one of the most important DAC regions for red wines best know for the racy character it imparts on its Blaufränkisch and other red wines. Wines made from Blaufränkisch, however, are the only wines that may be classified in this region and this grape is also the most widely produced. Despite the dense […]

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Grape-off: WBC Blaufränkisch to Blaufränkisch

There is an old saying that copying someone is the oldest form of flattery. In the past few years, native Austrian grape varietals have seen increased popularity and, naturally, others around the world are beginning to plant them. Although “Lemberger” (another name for Blaufränkisch) has been around for a decent amount of time in the […]

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Austrian Wine Fact of the Day – Blaufränkisch

In honor of Austrian Wine Month in NYC (Oct. 25th-Nov. 22nd,) I’m starting a series called “Austrian Wine Fact of the Day.” This series will include one varietal, region or wine making style per post in reference to Austrian wine. Let’s start out with something simple: The Varietal Blaufränkisch. Blaufränkisch is characterized as having notes […]

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Austrian Wines Magnum Party

As promised, here’s the recap on the Austrian Wines Magnum party. Friday night the Austrian Trade Commission and Austrian Wine Marketing Board hosted an Austrian Wines Magnum party held at the Hearth Restaurant in the East Village in New York City at 11pm. Friends of Austrian Wine and the top Sommeliers in Manhattan gathered to […]

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