Category Archives: Austria

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Children of the (Austrian Wine) Revolution

Newcomer Wines is a fixture of London’s  Shoreditch Boxpark, a wonderful retail concept with units sitting inside shipping containers next to Shoreditch overground rail station. The name doesn’t give much away, does it? Newcomer is actually an Austrian Wine specialist, … Continue reading

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Dynamic Day in London

There is a lot going on in the world of wine in London this week. Monday was no exception, but I’m so glad I decided to choose the trek down to the Spa Terminus for Dynamic Vines‘ 10 Year Anniversary … Continue reading

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All’s Gut in Oggau

Many wine lovers will have heard of Rust, a lovely old town on Austria’s Neusiedlersee, southeast of Vienna and bordering Hungary. If they don’t know it for its famous storks which swoop majestically over the town and breed on its chimneys, … Continue reading

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Viennese Whirl

Before Rust (see last post) we spent a week in Vienna consuming way too much food (and just about the right amount of wine). It was only my second visit to Vienna. I thought that after two visits my desire … Continue reading

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