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Louder than Words

Actions speak louder than words. So rather than just writing about Austrian wine, you sometimes have to force the situation and introduce people to the wine itself. 287 more words

New Sommelier, Menu Additions at Rasika Penn Quarter

Always one of the most popular places to dine in DC, Rasika in Penn Quarter has taken it up a notch with new additions to the menu. 461 more words


A Civilising influence...

Goodbye Fitzroy, it has been fun. I’ve loved each new ‘odour-du-jour’ – stale beer, fresh coffee, Lynx from the teenagers wandering home at 9am – and it is a comfort to know you’ll only be an 10 minute walk from my new home. 644 more words


The Wine Rangers At Screwtop Wine Bar

The Wine Rangers is a small group of friends who get together for the enjoyment of wine and each other’s company.  On this particular outing, I was joined by fellow WR founding member Heather and ex officio WR member Patrick.  575 more words


Italian Indigenous Varieties: Franconia Nera & Fubiano Bianco

I have a goal for this month’s indigenous varieties series: I need to reach the end of the “F” varieties by the end of August. This is to explain why I am jumping around a bit this month instead of going strictly in order. 310 more words

Italian Regions

Interview Christoph Wachter; Wachter Wiesler

Name: Christoph Wachter

Winery: Wachter-Wiesler

Town/Country: Eisenberg/Burgenland, Austria

  1. Which spot in your vineyard is the most special and why?

It is a parcel named “Steinweg” (rocky path) on the Eisenberg.  258 more words


A Cut Above

When I arrived in Austria last week, I spent a quick fortune on wine. I bought some faves, some trusted names and a few experiments. All have turned out well. 233 more words