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12 Days of Austrian Wine: Glühwein

Mulled wine, of Glühwein as it is known in German-speaking countries, is as big of a part of any holiday as wine on the dinner table can be. It’s traditionally brewed with spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg and fruits such as oranges. Variations to the recipe exist, but usually one would use red wine for […]

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12 Days of Austrian Wine: Pairing Austrian Wine & Food

Austrian wine has appropriately been named one of the most food friendly wine categories in the world by sommeliers and wine consumers alike. That is not surprising, after all, you will find high acidity in most of the wines which is something food really loves. Let’s take our signature grape, Gruner Veltliner, for example. It […]

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12 Days of Austrian Wine: Skiing and wine tasting in Austria’s greatest ski paradise

Don’t know what to get your sweetie this year? How about a round trip ticket to Austria in March? This winter, Ski amadé and Austrian Wine Marketing (ÖWM) are launching the third initiative under the slogan “Austria’s greatest ski paradise presents the best in Austrian wine”, with the aim of promoting gourmet culture in the mountains. […]

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12 Days of Austrian Wine: The Austrian Vintage 2013 – A Year Full of Surprises

The 2013 vintage was a tricky year for Austria’s winemakers. More recently it was the predictions for the small harvest, which at 2.25 million hectolitres is approximately seven percent less than the five year average. Before this, fluctuations in weather conditions caused vineyards to develop at varying stages. This left winemakers faced with the challenge of […]

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