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VieVinum 2016: The 2006 Vintage in the Wachau

The 2006 vintage in Austria was quite a tricky one with a fantastic result. A hot year with a long ripening season meant that some producers were hesitant to leave the fruit on the vines for fear of frost and/or other damaging weather conditions, but those who took the risk were heavily rewarded. Nevertheless, the […]

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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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The Austrian Entourage Events – Winebow Wines

One of the definite perks of New York’s tasting season is the opportunity to meet with the many winemakers that have traveled from Austria to present their wines to wine buyers, press, trade and every other imaginable aspect of the industry. I always like to take advantage of these opportunities to not only learn something […]

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