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Most planted grape varieties in Austria

According to Austrian Wines / Statistik Austria, Vineyard Survey 2009 these are the most planted grape varieties in Austria. Whites first: Grüner Veltliner 29% (+) Welschriesling 8% (-) Müller Thurgau 5% (-) Weißburgunder 4% (?) Riesling 4% (=) Chardonnay 3% (?) Sauvignon Blanc 2% (++) Gemischter Satz 2% (-) Neuburger 1% (-) Muskateller 1% (++) […]

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New (old) site about Austrian wines

Most “generic” wine sites, i.e. sites done by various regions marketing organisations, are generally not much to write home about (or on a blog). Often they are very short on concrete information and heavy on glossy flash illustrations that are hopeless to navigate. The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) has just released a new version […]

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Austrian Wines hosts this year’s Wine Bloggers Conference

The third European Wine Bloggers’ Conference (#ewbc on Twitter), will take place in Austria in October – the first time the event is held outside of the Iberian Peninsula. This is thanks to the main sponsor and co-organiser, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB, www.winesfromaustria.com) and their forward looking strategy to work with ‘social media’. […]

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New Austrian wine region: Eisenberg DAC

The Austrian agriculture minister has signed a new “appellation“, what in Austria is called a DAC: Eisenberg DAC. The region is located in Südburgenland and includes the districts Oberwart, Güssing and Jennersdorf. Eisenberg DAC should be made from 100% blaufränkisch grapes and should have a spicy minerality. The soil type is the in Austria often […]

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Austrian wine export surges

Austrian wine export for 2009 went much better than expected in 2009. Export sales was up by 5.3% in volume and 16% in value compared to 2008. Total exports reached 70 million litres, worth 119 M euro. The biggest export markets were Germany (+15% in volume, +9% in value), and Switzerland/Lichtenstein (+27% / +6%). Other […]

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The Ultimate Austrian Wine Guide (2009/2010 edition)

The Ultimate Austrian Wine Guide (2009/2010 edition) By: Peter Moser Publisher: Falstaff Publications We’ve previously reviewed this book, in an earlier edition, so this is just an update. And it’s well worth mentioning again! The title tells it all. This is the ultimate guide to Austrian wines, as far as we know. The bulk of […]

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Austrian wine exports up

For the first six months 2009 Austrian wine exports were up 10% in volume and only marginally down in value (-1.8%). Austria needs be cautious in the longer run though, since the general price level has fallen and an increasing portion of the exports are in bulk rather than in bottle (especially to Germany). “For […]

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Grapes in Austria

An introduction to Austrian wine [E] – BKWine TV

An introduction to Austrian wine and wine regions with views of some of the vineyards. On the grape varieties grown: gruner veltliner, riesling, zweigelt, gewurztraminer, pinot noir and others. Some words on the wine styles, the fresh crisp and fruity white wines. Views from the different wine regions and vineyards: Wachau, Niederosterreich, Rust, Neusiedlesee, Burgenland, […]

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Emmerich Knoll, Weingut E Knoll, Austria

Weingut Emmerich Knoll, Austria [E] – BKWine TV

Weingut Emmerich Knoll is a winery and vineyard located in Unterloiben (Durnstein) in eastern Wachau in Lower Austria. They make almost exclusively white wine, from the grape varieties gruner veltliner and riesling, and a little bit of traminer and muskateller. Emerich Knoll talks about his wines and also of the vintage and harvest 2007 which […]

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Willy Brundlmayer, a top wine producer in Austria

Willy Brundlmayer is one of the big wine producers in Austria. They are (in an Austrian perspective) one of the biggest producers, but, and more interestingly, they are also one of the top quality producers. A while back we met Willy Bruendlmayer, the owner and winemaker and made an interview where he talks about his […]

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Robert Parker likes Austrian wines

In the latest versions of eRobertParker David Schildknecht (one of Parker’s collaborators) rates and comments on Austrian wines. Of the 500 wines that are covered just over 200 are rated as “outstanding” (i.e. gets more than 90 points). All wines are from the 2006 vintage. Schildknecht especially likes the Blaufränkisch wines. www.weinausoesterreich.at and www.erobertparker.com

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Record exports for Austrian wines

Austria continues to develops its wine exports. In 2007 it is estimated that exports will reach 56 million litres or €105 M. Contributing to the positive figures is the fact that the average price of a bottle sold on export has also increased. The biggest markets are Germany, Switzerland and the USA. www.winesfromaustria.com

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Kremstal in Austria becomes the first DAC on the Danube

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 […]

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The Ultimate Austrian Wine Guide | BKWine Pick

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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