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Austrian Sekt is All You Need for a Happy New Year

The time has come to say goodbye to 2018 and with that means it’s time to celebrate the good things of the past year and those that lie ahead in the next… what better way to do so than with a big glass of sparkling wine, particularly Austrian sekt. Only recently has Austrian sekt become […]

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The New System of Origin for the Steiermark

On Monday 2 July 2018, representatives of the Regional Wine Committee and Wein Steiermark (Styria) held a historic pressconference, one that would herald a new era in the annals of Styrian wine. According to the announcement, the Steiermark will be inaugurating a new system of origins with the 2018 vintage. Corresponding to the three Styrian winegrowing regions, this […]

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Introducing Schilcherland DAC

October 16, 2017 – As of this date, Austria has a tenth specific DAC winegrowing region: Schilcherland DAC – in the west of the federal state of Steiermark (Styria), formerly known as ‘Weststeiermark’. Here, the red wine variety Blauer Wildbacher is vinified into a rosé wine called Schilcher. Following an extended political process of discussion, pending changes to the DAC […]

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The quality of Austrian Sekt, reaching for a higher plane

November 2, 2015 – The Day of Austrian Sekt 2015 brought with it a cause for celebration. The three levels of the Austrian Sekt quality-pyramid are to be henceforth identified with the designations Klassik, Reserve and Große Reserve (Grand Reserve). With this comes not only the guarantee that – in purchasing an Austrian Sekt with […]

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