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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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3 Wine-Focused ‘Trips of a Lifetime’

If the long three-day weekend got you thinking about taking a longer vacation later in the year, we have a few ideas to share. In its May issue, National Geographic Traveler features a story called, “50 Tours of a Lifetime,”

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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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Where White Wine Rules: Austria’s Wachau Valley

The Wachau Valley is a UNESCO world heritage site and region of natural beauty, and lies in the Danube Valley between the Austrian towns of Melk and Krems. The varieties Gruner Veltliner and Riesling prevail on 1,350 hectares, partly on

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