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Exploring the Wines of Austria

“Austria is not Australia,” said our fearless leader Jason Turner, as he began his presentation on the Austrian Wine trade promptly at 10am the first morning of our trip at the famous Weinakademie Osterreich in Rust. Austria had produced wines since the Celts and Romans, with many of the wines exported throughout the Roman Empire […]


Austrian Sweet Wine: The Boiled Pebble Story

  Very happy to report I will soon visit Austria, and that means “free reign” to indulge in my passion for sweet wine without guilt. After all, I’m a journalist – I have to taste it, right? Austria has a very long history of sweet wine … and during the European Blogger’s conference in Bressia […]


Program: Fine and Rare Wine Specialist

Dr. Josef Schuller, first Master of Wine in Austria So excited! I am here in Vienna, and in just a few hours will take part in an educational program: Fine and Rare Wine Specialist duriing  a week-long session in Vienna featuring presentations by the world’s most respected wine authorities, including Gerard Basset MW, Anthony Hanson […]


Austria Uncorked 2011

    Austria Uncorked on May 4 presented a fabulous opportunity for NYC wine folks to experience what is quickly turning out to be the “coolest” wine to enjoy at wine bars, or bring to parties. The hundreds of wines to be sampled at the Tribeca Rooftop included all varieties, red and white, along with […]


EsterhazyWinery of Austria Comes to New York

  Have you thought about Austrian culture? Typically, when wine brands come to New York they offer the trade a walk around tasting, and sometimes a lecture about the wine. Today Esterhazy Winery launched a fabulous press lunch that included the the Austrian Consul General, Dr. Ernst-Peter Brezovzky, the Austrian Trade Commissioner, Dr. Christian Kesberg, […]


VOS Selections: Austrian Wine with Andi Kollwentz and Rainer Wess

  At City Winery in New York today Andi Kollwentz and Rainer Wess led a fabulous presentation titled: The Wachau and the Leitha: A Tale of Two Mountain Ranges. In the course of the seminar we saw an incredible slideshow detailing the very different terroir – Austria is a tapestry of gneiss and schist and […]


Austria Uncorked in New York

… so last night was a trade tasting (afternoon) and consumer party for Austrian wine. Usually I just go to the trade tastings yet last night was invited to the evening (consumer) soiree as well. The wines were incredible, of course — yet it had been so long that I visited a consumer event I […]