Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel from Kamptal. Fresh, crisp, and luscious. Great mouth-feel. Astounding bouquet. I highly recommend any good Austrian Grüner Veltliner. And this is one of the best in the affordable to mid-price range. These truly fun Austrian whites come in a Riesling style bottle and are a real treat. Especially this one! Rabl’sContinue reading “Rabl Grüner Veltliner always a winner every time I have it. This Austrian varietal a best-kept-secret among white wines!”
Ah Sacher Torte! The fairytale chocolate cake. I was born in Vienna. Among so many other cultural gems, this city is also the home of Sachertorte. This cake is an Austrian classic. It’s coated in chocolate and layered with apricot jam. This version employs the jam as a filling between the layers and as aContinue reading “Sachertorte recipe”
Andert Josef 2010 Zweigelt. Peppery spice, black cherry, and mineral notes. Light bodied, delicate, fresh and lively. From Neusiedlersee Austria. Not available in North America. When in Austria, be sure to pick up a case directly from the winemaker.
#austria Uncorked. Andert Josef Grüner Veltliner 2011. Lively aromas of spice, tropical fruit, vanilla, peaches, & apricots. The bouquet follows through similarly with more tree fruit, honeycomb, grapefruit and spice. Complex, with a very long and satisfying finish. I had the pleasure of pouring this wine for 200 people this afternoon at Austria uncorked inContinue reading “austria Uncorked. Andert Josef Grüner Veltliner 2011. Lively aromas of spice, tropical fruit, vanilla, peaches, & apricots. The bouquet follows through similarly with more tree fruit, honeycomb, grapefruit and spice. Complex, with a very long and satisfy”
The most fun Ive ever had in a white wine. What makes it so special? It bursts with fruity liveliness! Aromas of pear and tangerine lead to flavours of green apple, pear and grapefruit rind. Its a dry wine, with hints of minerality and a round mouthfeel. It is delicate, complex and balanced, with aContinue reading “Joseph Andert Grûner Veltliner Reserve 2007”