It was a great week of Austrian wine in the news. Fall is for Austrian reds.

First, Eric Asimov of the NY Times put his spotlight on Blaufränkisch, explaining to readers that despite the umlaut’s presence, we should not be scared of such delicious wines! We did it with Grüner Veltliner – let’s move forward with the reds!

They’ve got us on the list in Birmingham, AL…. check out their review of Weingut Brundlmayer GV – an organic treat.

Good news from the homeland has us giddy with excitement. Despite low production levels in 2010, export values continue to rise worldwide. The rise is due to the sale of more high-end Austrian wines. Let’s keep it up!

Serious Eats asked us to tell them our favorite Gruener Veltliner food pairings last week and they were also busy researching their own. “Not a bad bottle in the bunch” said Maggie Hoffman. In short, they thoroughly enjoyed their theoretical trip through Lower Austria via just a few bottles. Check out their favorites.

The Miami Herald is hip to taste through Weingut Pffafl, a winery from the Weinvertel region of Austria represented nationally by Palm Bay Imports. The wines range from the fun “Cherry” and “Pepper” to more serious examples of what the producer and the region has to offer.

Straight from Austria, Julia Sevenich gives us a spotlight on the Kremstal DAC region  – sounds like a lovely picnic, indeed!

We ran into our friends at Grapes and Grains back in May at Weingut Brundlmayer as part of their 93 day tour through Europe’s best vineyards. Here’s a snip it of their adventures with special shout outs to some of Austria’s great winemakers.

It was a pleasure for us to see so many winemakers at so many portfolio tastings this week and we can only hope there are more to come…tasting in NYC is just getting started.

Keep an eye out next week for more information about our special event on Oct. 19 in NYC – a Taste of Austria. The event will be akin to a mini Austria Uncorked with a Double Magnum party for the trade to follow! Not to be missed!

In the meantime, here are some other great things to do in the coming weeks:

Producer Dinner at Seasonal NYC with Weingut Hillinger. $85/head gets you four courses of delicious Austrian wine and food pairing. Not to be missed!

There will also be lots of Austrian wine to be had at the Carlo Huber Portfolio tasting, the Gotham Wine Group Portfolio tasting and the Winebow wines portfolio tasting throughout the week – hope to see some of our favorite trade peeps there. Email us for details!