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12 Days of Austrian Wine: Day Six Zweigelt

We just concluded our biggest promotion of Austrian red wines ever to hit the US, but we’re still loving these wines consistently! Today’s feature is Zweigelt (Tsvy-gelt)! After having been determined to be the best wine for Thanksgiving, it’s a natural choice to continue the trend through Christmas and the entire holiday season. According to the […]

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Tasting games: Zweigelt

Ah, Zweigelt – a curious grape, indeed! This year we are celebrating Zweigelt’s 90th birthday as it was created just that many years ago in 1922 – an original cross of the indigenous St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch grapes. The grape was created by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt, though it was not known under his name until […]

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Tasting Games: Blaufränkisch

Today’s tasting game is all about Blaufränkisch! Blaufränkisch is one of Austria’s most widely-planted  and, in my respects,  most well-respected red grape. Blaufränkisch accounts for 7% of Austria’s total grape production and is widely planted throughout Burgenland and in the Eastern portion of Carnuntum. It is the leading variety in Mittleburgenland, which is also referred to as […]

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