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New Three-tier Quality Pyramid for Sparkling Wine from Austria

Austria’s domestic wine industry has been working hard for several years to improve the profile of its quality sparkling wines. A first step was to establish the Austrian Sparkling Wine Committee – analogous to Austria’s Regional Wine Committees – in 2013. And now, a three-tier quality pyramid for sparkling wine from Austria has been developed […]

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12 Days of Austrian Wine : Day 12 Sekt!

It’s our last day of the 12 Days of Austrian wine and what better way to send-off the series than with a bottle of sparkling wine? Here, sparkling wine is known as sekt, just as it is Germany, and the tradition dates back to the 19th century. Most commonly, these wines are made from Grüner […]

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Maslow 6 wants to Sekt you up!

Sekt: word used in German-speaking countries to describe quality sparkling wine as defined by the European Union. (source: Oxford Companion to wine.) We’ve all had sparkling wine, but have you had sekt? More importantly, have you had sekt from Austria? This catch-all term can be confusing for consumers who have had generic bottles from other German speaking countries, […]

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Celebrate you sweeties with some sparklers!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and in the midst of the flowers and the chocolates, you cannot forget the sparkling wine! In Austria, sparkling wine is generally known as Sekt, which is simply an indication of sparkling wine in German-speaking countries. You may be familiar with German Sekt, and if you are, you may also […]

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