This rich pasta dish calls for bright and lively wines that will either complement the richness, cut through it or, in an ideal pairing, both. Any of these three wines— a Champagne, a gruner veltliner from Austria or a sauvignon blanc from California — will do the job nicely. MAKE THIS Winter pesto...
This dish is light and clean, and calls out for wines that are the same. Three selections — a Champagne, a sauvignon blanc from New Zealand and a gruner veltliner from California — will complement the braising citrus and still be fresh and light enough not to overpower the fish itself. MAKE THIS...
Amphorae are all the rage, and sometimes – as in this case – the hype around their use is justified. This Pot Des Fleurs is a beautiful wine that has spent six months on its skins, yet it is elegant and textured. Wonderful stuff. If I recall correctly, the ‘flowerpot’ name is because the first [...]
For a dish such as this one, full of richness, spice and the pairing nightmare that is asparagus, go for wines with lots of fruit and bright, fresh acidity. Specifically, look to Austria for a gruner veltliner, or stay closer to home with a chardonnay or gamay from California. Even on a Monday,...
Unlike orange juice wine connects Austrian travellers with typical places, people and things to enjoy. Knocking back a glass of Grüner Veltliner in a vineyard is only one of them. Learn more about 5 of the most rewarding wine experiences in Austria’s capital Vienna and surroundings. Show More Summary
Episode 406 of I'll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Stefano Almondo of the Giovanni Almondo winery in Piemonte's Roero zone. Arneis is sort of like Gruner Veltliner, in that it was a forerunner for grape varieties in the market. Show More Summary
I’m a big fan of Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s specialist grape variety. Here are two easily available, affordable examples that deliver some of the personality of this grape. Domaine Wachau Weissenkirchen Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2015...Show More Summary
This afternoon I was a judge in the Victoria version of Gold Medal Plates here on Vancouver Island. We tasted the following wines, and these are my personal notes. Pipe Dreams Gruner Veltliner 2014 Okanagan Valley, Canada From Oliver. Dense and quite oily with powerful pear and quince fruit. Intensely flavoured with some pithy bitterness on the [...]
This Austrian wine leaves a distinctly different impression when tried again.
Once a fad, a great summer wine gets another shot at proving its worth.
Tatomer 2014 Grüner Veltliner Meeresboden Santa Barbara County Tatomer crafts his wines with a traditional, hands-off approach... Ian Cauble
Where is it written that a bottle of wine must be 750ml? Well the answer, roughly, is found in U.S. law, which decreed such a measure when the government tried fitfully to convert the country to the metric system in the seventies — 750ml being just a few silly milliliters short of a “fifth” of...
Jonathan Ray’s Review: Albariño, along with the likes of Viognier and Gruner Veltliner, is one of the white grapes de nos jours and, having thoroughly enjoyed the 2013 Albariño ‘Atlantik’, Bodegas Fillaboa, I can quite see why. The vineyards of...Show More Summary
Two nice wines, from two of my favourite white varieties. The first is an own-label from Berry Bros & Rudd. It’s a sort of better class of own label: Nikolaihof is one of Austria’s top producers. The second is from Mullineux, the current darlings of the South African wine scene, and it’s a lovely old [...]
On my visit to the Okanagan Valley, it was nice to meet Donald Triggs (above) and taste a few of his wines. One stood out immediately as being particularly interesting: it was Gruner Veltliner, made from third-leaf fruit. Triggs has been an important figure in the Canadian wine industry. A businessman with international experience, he partnered with Alan [...]
What about the wine pairings for Bernhard Mairinger's Austrian feast? He recommends a Grüner Veltliner or the ancient variety Roter Veltliner with the pumpkin soup. His favorites are the Grüner from Bründlmayer or the Roter Veltliner from Franz Leth. With the duck, he thinks a...
Austria, for good reasons, continues to be better known around the world for its white wines than its reds. It's hard to compete with such an incredible wealth of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. And in truth, far more bad red wine is made in Austria than good. Show More Summary
Break out your dress made of curtains and a good Austrian wine (may I suggest a grüner veltliner?)! It's time for our Sound of Music liveblog! The show might be good (it does have Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti in it after all), the...Show More Summary
I have a soft-spot for Gruner Veltliner, the wonderful Austrian white grape variety that the Kiwis are now beginning to plant. Here are two good, affordable examples. The problem with cheap Gruner is that it can end up being just a fresh, rather anonymous dry white wine. This pair manage to combine a low price point [...]
When you meet some winemakers, who are seemingly making a living at a pursuit borne entirely of passion, it's hard not to look at success in their chosen field as a product of luck. Many of them will encourage this impression, speaking honestly of how lucky they are to be doing what they love, and to have been successful at it. Show More Summary