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Here’s Hoping for a Mild Fall for Austria’s Vineyards

Winemaking in countries like Austria, where the weather is dependably undependable, can sometimes be a harrowing endeavor. This came to mind last week when I received a report on the 2016 Austrian grape harvest. In 2014, when Michelle and I

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Planning a Wine Vacation? The Pros Say: Head to Austria

The Travvy Awards are described as the Academy Awards of the American travel industry, and at the 2016 Travvy Awards, Austria was selected as the best wine tourism destination in Europe. I am not surprised. During my before-the-wedding honeymoon in

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Wine Cruising: Can’t Make It to Europe? Head for Dana Point!

When my fiancée and I were in Austria last fall, we had the opportunity to take an all-too-short cruise on the Danube as part of an all-day tour that left from our home base in Vienna. This is a picture

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Gruner Veltliner: New Darling of Somms

From the boats and ships that travel the Danube River as it winds its way through Austria’s Wachau Valley, steeply terraced vineyards provide a breathtaking backdrop. But if your mode of transportation is an automobile, you can get an up-close

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