Tag Archives: Grüner Veltliner

• Top 10 Underrated Red Wine Grape Varieties

Top 10 Underrated Red Wine Grape Varieties

As the encyclopaedic Wine Grapes reminds us, there are a staggering 1,368 wine grape varieties currently identified on this planet, with scope for still more to be discovered; yet only a handful have made it into the mainstream. One might argue that from a marketing perspective the wine world is already impossibly fragmented, so why […]

• At any age, Grüner Veltliner is among world’s great whites

At any age, Grüner Veltliner is among world’s great whites

Grüner Veltliner has been whipsawed by wine fashion. This white wine of Austria was a darling of sommeliers when it first arrived on U.S. shores, then suffered consumer fatigue after too many trite references to “gru-vee” reduced it to a marketing fad. But its adherents want us to rank grüner with the top white wines of […]

• Grüner Veltliner The Wine Grape of Austria Comes to America

Grüner Veltliner The Wine Grape of Austria Comes to America

Gourmets in the USA call it “Grooner” and it is sipped in the chic, top restaurants from New York to San Francisco. Grüner Veltliner is now finding its way into American vineyards as well. “Unique. Versatile. A culinary genius. The last of the great European grape varieties!” Ten years after its successful breakthrough in the […]

• 5 Ways to Screw Up a Wine Pairing

5 Ways to Screw Up a Wine Pairing

1. Artichokes. Artichokes hate wine. They grow on their little stalks thinking, “I hate wine. Ooh, I hate it. I’m gonna grow here for a while, then I’m gonna go mess up some wine.” The reason they do that is that artichokes have a compound called cynarin in them that basically makes wine taste awful. […]

• Austrian Blaufränkisch Could Become The Next Grüner Veltliner

Austrian Blaufränkisch Could Become The Next Grüner Veltliner

Blaufränkisch could conquer the US market following Austria’s success with Grüner Veltliner in North America. Elisabeth Kamper, managing director of the Esterházy Winery told the drinks business that on a May-time tour of the US with the Austrian Wine Marketing Board there was a notable interest in the country’s red wines. “I was really surprised […]

• Randall Grahm developing hybrid vineyard

Randall Grahm developing hybrid vineyard

Randall Grahm, of Bonny Doon Vineyard in Santa Cruz, is working on a revolutionary project to make a vin de terroir from hybrid grapes. Grahm (pictured) is looking to create a diverse population of varieties, each genetically distinctive from the other, by planting an eight-hectare “mother block” vineyard at his San Juan Bautista Central Coast […]