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Friday 9 December 2016 loc: GB

Austria

Battlefield vineyards: part 2

Part two features the battles of Dürnstein, Porto, Champagne and Nuits and the destruction of Peru’s wine industry in the War of the Pacific.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Grüner ‘perfectly suited to Adelaide Hills’

Austrian white variety Grüner Veltliner is perfectly suited to the climatic conditions of the Adelaide Hills according to one winemaker championing the grape in Australia.

Monday, November 28th, 2016 No Comments »

On this day 1805… the battle of Dürenstein

On this day in 1805 the full fury of a Napoleonic battle was visited upon the Austrian wine region of the Wachau.

Friday, November 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Austria introduces Sekt pyramid

Austria has introduced a “quality pyramid” for its Sekt, with three categories ranging from “Klassik” to “Grosse Reserve”.

Friday, October 28th, 2016 No Comments »

China’s National Day: What to drink?

Despite not being a traditional gifting occasion in China, we bring you wines as recommended by some of China’s leading wine merchants to sip while watching the fireworks on China’s National Day.

Friday, September 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Frost and hail see Austria’s wine yields slashed

Austria’s wine harvest is set to see the lowest volumes since 2010, following damage from frosts and hail earlier this year.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Austrian exports slide 4% during 2015

Exports of Austrian wine fell during 2015 following the “problematic” 2014 harvest – but there was growth in the UK market.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Austria’s top Gemischter Satz wines

As producers continue to dial up the quality and transform the image of what was, not so long ago, an unfashionable jug wine, db presents its top five Austrian Gemischter Satz producers…

Monday, July 18th, 2016 No Comments »

On this day 1809…the fall of Austria

On this day in 1809 Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the forces of Habsburg Austria in the vineyards outside Vienna at the brutal and bloody Battle of Wagram.

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 No Comments »

McDonalds gives Euro 2016 fans free beer

McDonald’s restaurants in Austria are offering free six-packs of beer to Euro 2016 supporters who have not been able to travel to France for the tournament.

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 No Comments »

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