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Regional Branding, Austrian Style

Regional Branding, Austrian Style

A recent tasting of the newly released Single Vineyard (Erste Lagen) wines from the Austrian Traditional Vintners (Österreichische Traditionsweingüter) shows how far the industry has come in profiling and branding Austria’s top sites. The Association, which was formed in 1992 by several wineries from the Kremstal, Kamptal, Wagram and Traisental regions along the Donau and […]

The Lighter Side of Wine

The Lighter Side of Wine

As we sweat through a blazing Vienna summer, I thought it pertinent to raise one of the hottest topics in wine at the moment, the…

The Many Shades of Schilcher

The Many Shades of Schilcher

Steiermark is a place that continually has me gasping at the mystery and magic of its wine and food offerings, seemingly tucked behind every picture…

Wine Bars of Vienna

Wine Bars of Vienna

Surely the civility litmus test of any great city is the variety and vibrancy of its wine bars.At an authentic wine bar, the fundamentals of…

11 Women & Their Wines

11 Women & Their Wines

I will side-step the many clichés in introducing a piece on women in wine – overalls and calloused hands are not key – and go…

Palais Coburg

Palais Coburg

To establish one of Europe’s finest, most significant wine archives and cellars is no mean feat. Peter Pühringer…

Sensing the Südsteiermark: A Tale of Two Hanneses

Sensing the Südsteiermark: A Tale of Two Hanneses

If perspective and sensory exploration is everything in wine, then the culmination of Steiermark’s landscape, aura, people, gastronomy…

Sekt & the City: Viennese Celebrations with Schlumberger

Sekt & the City: Viennese Celebrations with Schlumberger

Celebrations in any form or guise would not be the same without “popping the cork” from a bottle…

Mulling Over Glühwein

Mulling Over Glühwein

I have always thought Christmas time one of extremes. The stretching of emotions as families converge, the inevitable…

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