The Austrian agricultural minister approve in December the DAC designation for Kremstal for wines made from Grüner Veltliner or Riesling. Kremstal thus becomes the first district along the Danube to get the DAC qualification (Districtus Austria Controllatus, similar to the French Appellation Controlée). It is split in two levels: Classic and Reserve. Classic is dry [...]
VieVinum is a big wine show in Austria showcasing mainly Austrian wines. In 2008 it will take place on May 31 to June 2 in Vienna. More info www.vievinum.at
The Austrian Donauland has had to sub-districts: Wagram (2450 ha) and Klosterneuburg (350 ha). The whole region will now change name from Donauland to Wagram. Klosterneuburg will still as a sub-region – a grosslage.
The Ultimate Austrian Wine Guide By Peter Moser Falstaff Publications, €19.90 The bulk of the book is a listing of Austrian wine producers. Each producer is described in detail and the wines are rated. It is virtually a catalogue of Austrian winemakers. But the book also contains good introductions to each of the wine regions [...]
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