The Austria Uncorked 2012 tour starts today in Toronto for qualified trade and press during the day and passionate wine consumers in the evening. If you haven’t registered for the trade portion yet, it’s not too late! Simply bring a business card to the event with you!Each event features hundreds of wines from Austria’s top producers, a lot of which are present, that will help paint a better picture of Austrian wine. The much anticipated 2011 vintage is already showing beautifully – in the Riesling and Gruener Veltliner wines have found full fruit flavors, apparent white-pepp

er spice that add the extra zip, and inherent minerality that lingers on your palate as it awaits for another sip.

The weather may be slightly

stormy today, but at least it’s warm (76F says the forecast!) There is no excuse to not come out for any restaurateur, press person, shop owner, wine buyer, etc. Join us from 2-5pm today at the newly opened Trump Hotel Toronto!

Once the event in Toronto is done, we’re flying to Chicago for Thursday’s event – the biggest presentation of Austrian wine to ever take place in the midwest! Registration is still running for trade and press and we’ve recently released more consumer tickets so that more wine lovers can join in on the fun!

The trade event, running 12-4pm on Thursday, April 19th, will feature a selection of some of Austria’s finest cheeses to nibble on as you sip on the 2011 vintage and some other newly released wines whilst talking with visiting winemakers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the Chicago event will be be boasting the same nice weather, but that gives you more opportunity to warm up with our great red wines such as Blaufraenkisch, Zweigelt, and St Laurent – or a blend of them! And of course, save some room for the liquid gold!

Consumers will be welcomed in the evening and will have the chance to top food from 6 of Chicago’s top restaurants and taste Austria’s great wines as they bop along to the styling of a local DJ. GOOD NEWS. We have released more tickets and for the next few days you can use code, “GRUNER” for $25 off the ticket price… hundreds of wines, food, dancing, and irreplaceable memories for only $50? A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Common Threads charity, so you will also be drinking for a good cause.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for live updates on how each event is going and don’t forget to join in on the fun! Use hashtag #AUncorked when you’re tweeting! Looking forward to seeing you there!