Tag Archives: red wine

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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#WineChat Austrian Reds Recap!

We have now successfully completed our third  #WineChat, this time focusing on the red wines of Austria in conjunction with the season-long promotion we have going on right now! Thanks to all that joined in to sip and savor some delicious Zweigelt & Blaufränkisch! In our usual style, below you will find the facts we tweeted […]

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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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Austrian American Day

Tomorrow marks the 15th annual celebration of Austrian-American Day. A day that celebrates those who left their homeland in order to start a life in NYC. After many years of successful community and humanitarian work, the Austrian-American Councils of North America petitioned, in 1997, the President of the United States, the US Senate and all […]

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