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Uwe Schiefer

Uwe Schiefer began assembling his estate in 1990, when vineyards were available on the cheap in Sud Burgenland. He astutely saw potential in the schist-laden slopes of Eisenberg, where the variety blaufränkisch seems to have found its most profound resonance. 191 more words


Grafen Neipperg Lemberger Trocken 2013

Bright raspberry, cranberry, blueberry skin, vanilla bean, dusty minerals and a distinct spicyness on the back end  of the savory nose. Clean and pure with cranberry joining the scents on the light bodied palate. 81 more words


Wines of Austria

Wine has been produced in Austria for thousands of years, so it’s not exactly a new industry. But it can be challenging to find Austrian wine in the U.S. 832 more words


2012 Kiona Vineyards Red Mountain Lemberger

Black and blue fruits with hints of cocoa and sweet tobacco on the zesty, spicy nose.  Soft and blue on the palate with a fine mineral structure. 67 more words

Washington State

Red Hints of Autumn

Europe is like an oven at the moment, which will pain Brits to hear, given that our fair isle is shrouded in grey. But despite having almost five weeks of constant sunshine during this summer’s Grand Tour, we arrived in Austria to be greeted by a cold, rainy day. 143 more words

Hahndorf Hill Blueblood Blaufrankisch 2013

Larry Jacobs is one of those characters that makes the wine industry fun. He’s fast building a European varietal stronghold in the hills above Hahndorf, the pretty Germanic town not far out of Adelaide. 123 more words

Tasting Notes

Rosé Wines from Central Europe

This June I drove from home (near Nice) to Hungary to take part in the VinAgora Wine Competition.

With only a few days free before the start of the competition, I drove across northern Italy, to Slovenia, staying for a couple of days outside Ljubljana, before driving east, taking a very short short-cut across northern Croatia into Hungary and up to Budapest. 2,170 more words