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The Austrian 2014 Harvest: Winemakers Hoping for a Beautiful, Dry Autumn

Beautiful weather during the flowering period and sufficient rainfall during the Summer months set the stage for very good results so far in 2014: after a number of small harvests, a total volume of 2.5 million hectoliters – somewhat higher than the long term average – is expected. Assuming that meticulous care was employed during […]

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Austrian Wine is LIVE on SevenFifty.com

We are proud to announce that our featured content pages are now LIVE on SevenFifty.com, a great resource for the beverage-alcohol industries’ beverage-finding and logging needs.  The content page can be found here or by clicking through the banderol now found next to every Austrian wine on SevenFifty.com.  Here you will find basic information about our […]

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Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt – the red wine stars of Burgenland

Burgenland is internationally famed not only for its sweet wines, but also for red wines that achieve truly outstanding expression. The two indigenous (in technical jargon ‘autochthon’) red wine varieties Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch dominate the Burgenland vineyards and seduce wine drinkers and connoisseurs with their charming and unique character. Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt   Blaufränkisch is […]

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Day 1: Dinner with Gerhard Kracher in Illmitz

We don’t just call it “liquid gold” for fun – there’s a reason the sweet wines of Burgenland, particularly those bordering Lake Neusiedl , have earned this title. After our departure from our friends in Vienna, we headed down to Illmitz, home of Weingut Kracher, one of the best-known wineries for this style of wine. […]

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