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Feb
27

Rudi Pichler Wosendorfer Kollmutz Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 2015

Austrian wines are among the most compelling on the planet. The reds deserve a regular place at the table, with depth and complexity alongside elegance and length. The whites are

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Sep
28

Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Tatomer Gruner Veltliner “Paragon” Edna Valley 2013

It’s easy not to see time. We are quick to embrace its evaporation, either in satiety or fear. Distraction. Each moment but a prediction of the next. But there is

Jul
15

Loimer Langenlois Kaferberg Gruner Veltliner 2006

Gruner Veltliner has come and gone as the hot darling of the cutting edge Sommelier. At the same time, Jancis Robinson wrote in 2007 that a tasting of Austrian Gruner

Jul
3

Schloss Gobelsburg Brut Nature n/v

Bet you didn’t know that Gobelsburg, one of the best producers in Austria, made killer sparkling blend of Gruner Veltliner (from Grand Cru fruit), Riesling and Pinot Noir for quite

Jun
16

Weingut Knoll Loibner Gruner Veltliner Federspiel 2010

Several years ago Gruner Veltliner was the darling of the trend-setting Sommeliers in New York and San Francisco. Then little known, Gruner offered a high acid, versatile white that yet

May
8

Martin Arndorfer die Leidenschaft Gruner Vetliner 2005

Arndorfer’s wines are the perfect catalyst for the oak debate in white wine, with its classic questions: Is oak makeup or does it add something to the right wines? If

Dec
19

Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner 2007

This is the antithesis to the Montes wine I wrote up below. Gruner Veltliner is Austria’s most famous grape and definitely one of its greatest. It is also indigenous to

Nov
13

Ott ‘Der Ott’ 2005 Gruner Veltliner

Isn’t Gruner a wonderful thing? So versatile, deep, and, importantly, acidic. And all for a fraction of the price of better known wines. Why would you ever pay $35 for