Category Archives: Austria

Sparkling Wine from Austria

On our trip to Austria last autumn we had the opportunity to try a number of delicious, fruit-forward sparkling wines. Reviews of them can be found in Report # 25 The Wines of Austria. Among the producers we visited were … Continue reading

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New Grüner Veltliner Releases from Austria

As we noted in our report on Austria earlier this year, the Grüner Veltliner grape can be used to produce wines in a variety of styles, from inexpensive and fresh, lively wines to dense, ageworthy (and expensive) ones. We recently … Continue reading

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Feiler-Artinger and Wenzel: Top Producers of Ruster Ausbruch

The town of Rust on the western shore of Lake Neusiedl [pictured here] is world famous for the special sweet wine called Ruster Ausbruch. The wine is made from botrysized grapes and was a favorite of the Habsburgs. Indeed, they … Continue reading

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Austria’s Grüner Veltliner: The Best Wines Under $15

Grüner Veltliner is the national grape of Austria and one of the world’s elite white wine grapes. The best examples of Grüner are expensive, but many delicious bottlings can be found at affordable prices. We recently tasted hundreds of Grüners … Continue reading

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Kennedy, Khrushchev and Gumpoldskirchen Königswein

In June 1961, the young American President John Kennedy held a summit with Soviet Premier Nikhita Khrushchev in Vienna. Among the wines they used to toast each other was Gumpoldskirchen Königswein, a wine produced in the village of Gumpoldskirchen, located … Continue reading

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Kamptal’s Loisium: Europe’s Best Wine Museum

We’ve visited a lot of wine museums around the world, but the one we discovered this week adjacent to the Steininger winery in Langenlois in the Kamptal is the most creative that we’ve ever seen. Both the Loisium Museum and … Continue reading

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