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Blaufränkisch : the Austrian parade horse

If zweigelt is regarded as the « easier » red Austrian wine, then blaufränkisch is seen as the grape with most potential. The parade horse, as the Austrian magazine Falstaff calls it. 1,165 more words


That Was The Week That Was

This past week will go down as a pretty mixed one. After leaving the beautiful city of Vienna on Monday afternoon, I returned home to news of a persistent pipe leak which, in summary, has been a Right Ballache to fix properly. 328 more words


Degustacja win Reinharda Brucknera w Winnice Europy

Ostatnie dziesięć lat w branży winiarskiej w mojej opinii należy do producentow wina z Austrii. To jest oczywiście moja subiektywna ocena, ale postęp jakościowy win z Austrii jest dla mnie zaskakujący. 201 more words

A Touch of Blue

Today a little look into Central Europe’s best blue-skinned grape – which grows under many guises including Kekfrankos, Blaufrankisch, Frankova, Lemberger and many more. Written for Wine of Hungary’s newsletter.


Another Brick In The Wall - Part 5

It was a real pleasure to meet Gerhard Pittnauer and taste his wines at the WineMason tasting earlier this year.  Weingut Pittnauer is based in Austria’s Burgenland, at the north east corner of Lake Neusiedl (the Neusiedlersee: area 9 in the map below); the body of water prevents winters being too harsh so it’s great for producing red wines. 440 more words

Tasting Events

I don’t like to predict which wines will become the next big things because, really, who knows where the vast numbers of impressionable consumers will swerve to next? 403 more words

Still Wine

Tasting Note: Aurora Blaufrankisch

One of the Austrian grapes that I’m fond of – I buy some of this every time I head up to the Traverse City area. 57 more words