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The Comprehensive Local

The Burgenland is the most temperate part of Austria. Although it didn’t feel particularly balmy on the December afternoon I was there, some vestigial warmth could certainly be felt in the small market town of Großhöflein. 678 more words

A&H Nittnaus, Kalk und Schiefer, Zweigelt, 2012

Since my trip to Vienna, I hadn’t been able to find this producer in the Northeast and was pretty bummed, especially since Austrian wines are becoming all the rage but the selection isn’t that diverse. 105 more words

Grape Library

We are Family

To say that Gut Oggau has a unique method of winemaking would be a massive understatement. Producing in a small market town to the southeast of the Neusiedlersee since 2007, Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselböck take a resolutely emotional approach to creating wines. 883 more words

Perpetual Dawn: Solminer Rising

Prior to my life in the wine business, I worked for a small record label based in Los Angeles called Plug Research.  Operating an independent record label, and putting together a roster of artists that reflect a forward-thinking curator, is in many ways like creating a winery: the vineyards you work with are your artists, and your role in the cellar functions much like that of a producer, guiding your artists to their highest expression without losing the essence of what makes them special.  1,154 more words