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Gruner Veltliner and Beyond: Diving into Austrian Wine

Confession time. I’ve probably been saying “Gruner Veltliner” wrong or with a tragic American affectation for years. So what?!? I know how to drink it. But this signature (white) wine grape of Austria is much more complex than my simplistic pronunciation of it. It can be light and racy, perfect poured liberally from a one-liter [More]

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Six Dollar Hungarian Gruner Veltliner from Trader Joe’s and White Pepper

Gruner Veltliner from Austria has long been a grape that produces some of my favorite, everyday white wines. But a Hungarian Gruner Veltliner? That was new to me. Every now and then I have to tip my hat to Trader Joe’s for bringing me something unique and under ten dollars. The 2010 Floriana Gruner Veltliner [More]

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Gruner Veltliner, Beaujolais, PBR, and Japandroids

Sometimes an evening takes you different places, both literally and emotionally. From contemplative and convivial to sweaty and swagger-y all in the short span of a few hours. And with beverages to match. Last night began with a group of friends and fellow enjoyers-of-wine highlighted by a duo of magnums from the 2010 vintage. Nothing [More]

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