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Sep
3

FX Pichler “M” Riesling Reserve 2013

FX Pichler is one of the greatest white wine estates in the world. They are ambassadors of the Wachau as one of the world’s most important terroirs. With sites like

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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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Feb
10

Weingut Heinrich Pannobile 2013

Austrian red wine is sadly consumed almost entirely in Austria. The country makes compelling reds with a style and character that well suits modern tastes. The local Vancouver restaurant Bauhaus

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Aug
12

Nikolaihof Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd 2009

Nikolaihof is a wine geek’s paradise. An Austrian multi-vineyard winery replete with geeky varieties, released new and aged (in both oak and bottles), with a myriad of fermentation choices. The

Apr
20

Heidi Schrock Vogelsang 2009

Austrian wine is sadly absent from the BC market in any significant way. Lucky searchers will find a few producers here and there at the best specialty stores, but these

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

Feb
7

Claus Preisinger Heideboden 2008

Austria produces some of the greatest white wines in the world and yet they are nearly impossible to find in North America. In British Columbia, I can count the number

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