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Tasting Games: Neuburger

Neuburger, a lesser-known white grape of Austria, is one known for being full and robust, but with mild flavors and a neutral palate. That being said, Neuburger still has a lot to offer, offering spice and floral notes when young and a nuttier taste with some age to the wine. It is known to make […]

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12 Days of Austrian Wine Day #9: Neuburger

On the ninth day of Austrian wine, we received a few bottles of Neuburger  – a white grape  from Austria which originated as a crossing between Sylvaner and Roter Veltliner. This variety has only been present in Austrian since the mid 19th-century, but it has come to be known as an Austrian specialty. Legend has […]

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Happy Cabernet Day!

It’s Cabernet Sauvignon day today and although it’s not our specialty, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to let you know a little more about Cabernet Sauvignon in Austria. In 2009, Cabernet Sauvignon made up approximately 1.3% of the annual production – about 590 of the roughly 46,000 hectares of vine in the […]

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Spotlight on: Weißburgunder aka Pinot Blanc

Weißburgunder, also known as Pinot Blanc, this international variety is more familiarly known as Weißburgunder in Germany and Austria. Pinot Blanc is a late-ripening, thin-skinned, tight-clustered grape that does well with a variety of vinification techniques. Pinot Blanc generally has soft acidity, a delicate if not restrained bouquet and is often used as a blending […]

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