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A Delicious Decade

Searching through the shelves of the wine department at Julius Meinl am Graben – for Vienna newbies, this is the Austrian capital’s equivalent of Fortnum and Mason – I came across a single bottle of one of my very favourite wines: … 112 more words

Wine A Little, It Can't Hurt

I love wine- honestly, there is nothing better than a huge glass of grapey, velvety goodness after a long day or a particularly difficult project. 367 more words


Catch and Collect

Schrattenthal may be the smallest wine town in Austria, with only 850 inhabitants, but it’s a place that proves size really isn’t everything. This quiet corner of the Weinviertel region is home to Phillip Zull and his family’s impressive wine-making business. 604 more words

Recently opened wines:

So, I went on a German and Austrian kick recently. We just received a substantial delivery of the 2013 vintage, so I thought a quick look back at some recent past vintages would be educational. 410 more words


Tradition and Innovation

Shortly before I cracked open Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg’s Brut Reserve at Christmas, I had the chance to visit Gobelsburg. Michael and Eva Moosbrugger took over this historic site in 1996 and they have since built on its history, where wine has been made for centuries, as well as creating an absolutely outstanding legacy of their own. 528 more words

More to the Party

Before we cracked open the Himmel auf Erden on Christmas Day, we needed a real dose of celebration. And that means bubbles! So it was marvellous to have a bottle of… 157 more words

A Natural Poster Boy

Kamptal Grüner Veltliner is a many-splendoured thing. There are the dry, flinty Terrassen wines and those of a rich, Burgundy-style, aged in oak, offering a riot of tropical tastes… and then, new to me, there are the ‘natural’ Grüner Veltliners. 300 more words