It’s Friday and we’ve come to realize that our enjoyment of reading a weeks worth of Austrian wines should, naturally, be shared with everyone else. After all, it’s likely you’ve got a dull headache from too many sips of Gruener Veltliner or Riesling with dinner last night, you’re more likely looking forward to the friends you’ll catch up with and the parties you’ll attend tonight – so why not going ahead and start the weekend off right…by reading about others wine selections so that you may be feel sound in your own.
First up, we were honored to have some of our great Rieslings selected as some of the favorite wines of Serious Eats. This past summer they tasted a plethora of Riesling’s and we’re happy to say we’ve come out on top. Here’s a link to the full article (which links to the whole series) and don’t forget to follow editor Maggie Hoffman (@MaggieJane) on Twitter to keep up with her delicious sips from all over
And then it’s a Taste Along! Serious Eats showed us the love again! This time in a Gruener-ific fashion. Writer Seema Gunda is taking a theoretical trip through Niederösterreich and will be exploring various styles of Gruener Veltliner (and with various foods) throughout the week. She’s assigned all readers with the same task! Post your favorite food and GV pairing in their comments section and stay tuned next week for more. Find out more here.
Next, we happily accepted the designation of Wine of the Week for the Weingut Türk Gruener Veltliner for Williams-Sonoma Wine Club. If you hurry you can still snag this bottle for$23.99/bottle a steal for a wine that’s normally $30.
This next article’s slightly dated, but we couldn’t resist – after anyone who knows how “hot” we are deserves a special shout out. The Good Fruit Grower explains why cool, hardy varieties are what everyone’s into this year.
Another Wine of the Week shout out came to us last Thursday from FoodandWineBeverageWorld.com – this time for the Domaene Wachau Gruener Veltliner wines. Their tasting panel had the chance to try both single vineyard and classic level wines. Check it out here for more details.
Looking for a taste of Austrian wine yourself? Here are some upcoming events you might want to check out.
Woodland Hills Wine Company in Woodland Hills, CA is hosting a Central European Tasting on the 17th of September. Austrian wines will be among their peers Croatia, Slovenia and Germany – surely not to be missed if you’re in the area.
Seasonal NYC will be hosting a winemaker dinner on September 14th with Franz Leth of Weingut Leth from 6-830pm. The dinner will feature a selected food and wine pairing from the winery’s top wines and the restaurant’s top dishes. Tickets are $85/head excluding tax and tip, and we assure you it’s worth the mini splurge. For more information and tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.