GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Zweigelt, Austria

Zweigelt is the most planted black grape variety in Austria. The crossing of St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch was created in 1922 by professor Fritz Zweigelt. From St. Laurent it gets its bright, cherry aromas and the ability to create silky, elegant wines. From Blaufrankisch it has taken a certain spiciness and good acidity. As both […]

WINE PAIRING: Zucchini Linguine with Herbs and Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner is the signature wine grape of Austria. Classic Grüner Veltliner wines show citrus aromas, such as lemon peel and grapefruit, complemented by fresh vegetal notes and green, herbaceous flavours. Grüner Veltliner is one of the most versatile food wine in the world due to its ability to pair with “difficult” foods such as […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Müller-Thurgau

Müller-Thurgau, a white wine grape variety, is a cross between Riesling and Madeleine Royale created in 1882 by Swiss botanist Hermann Muller (from the canton of Thurgau). The intention was to combine the intensity and complexity of the Riesling grape with the ability to ripen earlier that the Silvaner grape possesses. Although the resulting grape […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON WELSCHRIESLING

Welschriesling is a white wine grape variety grown throughout central and eastern Europe. The variety is relatively easy to grow, although it has a preference for dry climates and warm soils. In warmer climates Welschriesling is productive and has its characteristic high acidity, which mostly results in a light, fairly neutral wine. In the warm, […]