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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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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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Wine Cruises Along the Beautiful Danube

In yesterday’s blog, we told you about two wine-themed cruises in France. Today, we shift gears (or should that be rudders?) and explore a pair of Avalon Waterways excursions on the gorgeous Danube River… The Legendary Danube Wine River Cruise

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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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