Facts. Facts. Facts.
Blauer Portugieser is a red grape that is most often found in Lower Austria, though its geographic origin is almost certainly Styria. It’s generally used as a red wine, but there are some rosé versions that are quite lovely.
The wine is pretty light and fresh, and is often oaked. Because of the low level of acidity, they don’t age well on their own, but when used in a cuvée can add a level of tart fruit for balance.
If you have a chance to eat the grapes themselves, definitely do, because they are delicious!
Scandal! A scandal rocked the wine world in 1985. It came out of Austria, and would change the wine industry forever. It sounds bad, but in the long term it actually had a positive effect, particularly on Austria itself. By the 1980’s, Austria was...
Martinigansl: What is it? Come the end of the harvest season signposts throughout the Austrian countryside begin to advertise the “Martinigansl” or “Martinsganslessen”, the St. Martin’s Day goose dinner and celebration. Plans are made, reservations are set. This...