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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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On the Way to Wine in the Autumn

A hot summer is drawing gradually to its conclusion, and the first yellow-tinted leaves are beginning to appear as harbingers of the coming autumn’s eagerly anticipated display of colour. This also means that it’s getting close to the loveliest time of the year for travelling to Austria and experiencing its wines. You can find the […]

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Austrian Wines Find a Home in California

In times of old, the mention of Grüner Veltliner or Blaufränkisch… even Riesling, would result in a sideways glance from the majority of people, a gloss of the eyes, and a response of, “I’ll have the Chardonnay.” But if there’s any testament to the fact that Austrian varieties have become a mainstay on any worthwhile […]

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Austrian Wine Pop-up Heuriger at the WBC 14

This past weekend Austrian wine took over a local winery in Santa Barbara’s Buellton, Cold Heaven Cellars, in the regions first-ever, pop-up heuriger held during the annual Wine Blogger’s Conference. Friday night was all about Austria as Bar Biesl of Los Angeles cooked up some traditional Austrian fare – hello goulash, pretzels, and sausage – […]

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