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Austrian Wines

Austria’s 4000 years of winemaking history has seen more twists and turns than a downhill skier. It careered off-piste for a bit with mass-production, got walloped navigating several wars and hit some bumpy moguls at the hands of phylloxera and scandal, but it seems to have tucked itself into a more streamlined position and is building up some serious momentum. Adopting a “small is beautiful” approach Austria is concentrating on boutique wines. It produces some very serious Rieslings as well as some fantastic reds, which are remarkably chunky for such a cool climate. Once upon a time it was seen as a clone of Germany, but where the Germans have struggled to make their wine

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  • Salomon Groovey Grüner Veltliner Austrian White Wine

    Salomon Groovey Gruner Veltliner 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Once in while a wine comes along whose anonymity sells it to those who want to be drinking something that no one else...
  • Huber Riesling Nussdorfer 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Huber Riesling Nussdorfer 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Chalk. It's good stuff. Back in the halcyon days before white boards, school kids relied on chalk to learn about isos...
  • Pittnaeur Pitti 2016 Austrian Wine

    Pittnauer Pitti 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    If the Hammer Horror studios had made a film about wine it might have starred Zweigelt. A hybrid of the Blaufrankisch...
  • Huber Grüner Veltliner Nussdorfer 2015 Austrian White Wine

    Huber Grüner Veltliner Nussdorfer 2015

    £13.00

    £13.00

    We think they should scrap the 'H' and just call this delectable white wine 'Uber' instead. No, it's nothing to do wi...
  • Loimer Gruner Veltliner White Wine 2017

    Loimer Langenlois Kamptal Gruner Veltliner 2017

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Veltlinerous. Yes, of course it's a real word, honest, and it applies perfectly to this wine. Our office dictionary d...
  • Huber Riesling Eiswine 37.5cl

    Huber Riesling Eiswein 2016 - Half Bottle - 375ml

    £35.00

    £35.00

    The Austrians are well known for their practical jokes, so it's little surprise everyone thought Markus was jesting w...

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