Category Archives: Austria

Sisters Are Doin’ It at Weingut Renner

Our trip to visit Rennersistas at Gols began very early with a forty-five minute train ride from Vienna Hauptbahnhof to Neusiedl-am-See, and an eleven kilometre cycle into the wind. It made us slightly late and very hot for our 10.30 appointment, but … Continue reading

Posted in Artisan Wines, Austria, Austrian Wine, Natural Wine, Neusiedlersee, Vienna, Wine, Wine Tastings, Wine Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New at Newcomer

I read recently, under the Decanter Magazine headline “Bordeaux becalmed”, that for the first time since Sotheby’s started selling wine in 1970 Bordeaux has dipped below 50% in sales. The decline in popularity of this once king of the wine … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Austrian Wine, Natural Wine, Neusiedlersee, Sparkling Wine, Wiener Gemischter Satz, Wine, Wine Agencies, Wine Merchants, Wine Shops | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Newcomer at RIBA

Already this year there have been some astoundingly good Tastings on the London circuit, but Newcomer Wines’ “The Old New World” at the Royal Institute of British Architects was right up there with the best. I remember my first visit … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Austrian Wine, biodynamic wine, Czech Wine, German Wine, Hungarian Wine, Natural Wine, Neusiedlersee, Swiss Wine, Vienna, Wiener Gemischter Satz, Wine, Wine Agencies, Wine Tastings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Austria at the IOD

As with the Australia Day Tasting the other week, I’d not been to the annual Advantage Austria London tasting for a couple of years, but the 2018 event seemed to suggest a few of the newer, exciting, producers were attending alongside the … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Austrian Wine, Neusiedlersee, Rust, Vienna, Wachau, Wiener Gemischter Satz, Wieninger, Wine Tastings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gut Oggau Family Reunion

Many family reunions are fraught with tension, petty jealousies and conflict under the surface. This particular family reunion was the happiest I have ever attended. Gut Oggau is probably known to many who will read this article, but for those … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Austrian Wine, biodynamic wine, Natural Wine, Neusiedlersee, Wine, Wine Tastings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Austria’s Sparkling Again (Sekt not dregs and…)

Monday 7 February, I should have been at the Wines of Austria Tasting at London’s Institute of Directors. I wasn’t. Never mind, I’m still going to write about Austrian wines, but some of the Austrian wines you don’t often hear … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Austrian Wine, Sparkling Wine, Wine, Wine Agencies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Of Austria and Ostriches

If you read this Blog regularly you’ll know what I think of Austria – it’s the most exciting wine country in Europe right now. Let’s face it, I’ve probably written that phrase enough times this year for it to have … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Austrian Wine, Wine, Wine Books, Wine Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Raw Part 1 – The Austrians

There were nearly 220 wine producers exhibiting at the Raw Wine Fair this past Sunday/Monday. The Old Truman Brewery, off London’s Brick Lane, is an excellent venue for an event like this, but even so it was necessary to get … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Austrian Wine, biodynamic wine, Natural Wine, Wine, Wine Tastings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My New Austrian Klangers

My introduction to Austrian wine, and the reason I became such a big fan, was the wines of the Danube (Kamptal, Kremstal and above all, Wachau). Producers like Präger, Hirtzberger and Knoll formed a part of my cellar long before … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, biodynamic wine, Hungarian Wine, Natural Wine, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Now This Really Is Weird!

It’s not often that I blog about a single wine. That’s not to say that there aren’t single wines worth focusing on. I mean, everyone was writing about the new vintage of Krug a couple of months ago, but that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Austrian Wine, Sparkling Wine, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments