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Forstreiter ‘Grooner’ Grüner Veltliner 2013

Fun and friendly, this is a summery, versatile Grüner.

The ‘Grooner’ brand is the brainchild of Monika Caha & Toni Silver of Monika Caha Selections, along with winemaker Meinhard Forstreiter of Weingut Forstreiter. 130 more words

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Four is a Magic Number

I’ve raved about Bernhard Ott’s wine on the site before. The Wagram producer makes really gorgeous, broad examples of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. I cracked open a bottle of the latter last week. 142 more words

Two Austrian Wines

The first night on Mackinac Island, even though we were staying at Mission Point Resort, a group of us went out for dinner at Woods, part of the The Grand Hotel group. 749 more words

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Gru-vee

Let me start by saying I really like gruner veltiner from Austria. It’s characterful, it’s versatile, quite often people haven’t tried it before, and it’s not usually too extortionate when it appears on restaurant wine lists. 61 more words

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The Shock of the Old

Alte Reben is a phrase you’ll often see on wines from the German-speaking world, not least Austria. Of course the country specialises in feisty young wines, with bags of flavour and an almost petulant acidity. 152 more words

Waitrose Own-Brand Grüner

Waitrose has long led the charge when it comes to Austrian wines in UK supermarkets. As well as stocking two Grüner Veltliners in store, one from Domäne Wachau and the other from Schloss Gobelsburg, they’ve got a goodly selection of other wines, including reds and pudding wines, in the  151 more words

A Premonition of Indian Summer

Having asked one of my guests last weekend what he thought of the wine we were drinking, he said that it was like grown-up Appletiser. Well, I’m not entirely sure that the good people at  114 more words