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El Gaucho – Raising the Steaks

El Gaucho – Raising the Steaks

In an LED-lit glass case, six cuts of beef take the stage. The waiter explains how differences in thickness and fat content influences the taste, or how long to grill it. The cooled presentation box was a conscious service choice. “Austrians like to eat steak but they don’t really know what they’re eating,” explained Peter […]

Caught Between East & West

Caught  Between East & West

On the first Sunday of November, 70,000 Moldovans gathered at a rally in the capital Chisinau. They were pledging support for the government’s pro-western policies in the run up to a major summit in Vilnius on 28 and 29 November, where Moldova was due to initial an “association agreement” with the European Union. Moldova, officially […]

Warsaw, Still Rising

Warsaw, Still Rising

In downtown Warsaw, imposing, sleekly designed towers dot the skyline. Glass and steel towers have sprouted near the Palace of Culture and Science. A sign plastered to a skyscraper in progress, which wouldn’t look out of place in midtown Manhattan, identifies future “cosmopolitan apartments”.  Since we were last here, Warsaw has become exhilaratingly urban, at […]

A Romanian Invitation: “Want to go out for juice?”

A Romanian Invitation: “Want to go out for juice?”

It was a drizzly spring evening as Cristian David, Minister for Romanians Abroad, took shelter at Wein & Co at Schottentor, and found his way down into the cosy wine cellar, shaking off the damp. He was there to meet with a group of young Romanian professionals in Vienna connected through Facebook, calling themselves “Romanians […]

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 a convivial experience can bubble from a fermentation of good wines, tasty bites of food and the sharing with friends. The heart of any great wine bar, akin to an […]

Palais Coburg

Palais Coburg

To establish one of Europe’s finest, most significant wine archives and cellars is no mean feat. Peter Pühringer – a German construction engineer and fund manager who spent over €80 million restoring the Palais Coburg after he bought the ruined former summer residence of Ferdinand von Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in the late ‘90s – is a confirmed […]

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 and passion, manifests into a region that is quickly becoming the go-to place. My focus is on one of the three classified wine-growing regions in the greater Steiermark (Styria) area, Südsteiermark. Triangular in shape with its northern […]

Give the Gift of The Vienna Review

Give the Gift of The Vienna Review

Looking for gifts for the holiday season? The Vienna Review presents its selection of wine now in two delectable varieties, now for sale through TVR website. Choose between a Zweigelt, the perfect accompaniment for meat dish, and a refreshing Cuvee white wine, a fantastic pairing with fowl or cheese. Each bottle is priced at €7,50/bottle. Alternatively, […]

The Wine Insider: Oct. 2012

The Wine Insider: Oct. 2012

Wine-n-Cheese On their own, wine and cheese represent a world of a thousand different pleasures. Combined they open a whole new dimension. But not every cheese goes well with every wine. Leave it to Wein & Co. to honour the combination. Workshop host Joe Peinsipp puts together an optimal combination of assorted Austrian cheeses, which […]

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