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Wine tasting in Wagram?

Wine tasting in Wagram?

Are you interested in attending a wine tasting even in the Wagram region? Then let us know, click this link HERE to place your vote. Looking forward!!

 



How to taste white wine – Hofstetter from Wagram

How to taste white wine – Hofstetter from Wagram

Part one was just the introduction on tasting wine. I am also new to this ~theory~ as some might call it.  It is great to experience the whole process with my viewers and learning at the same time.

So this video, I will be looking into one winemaking family from my region ‘Wagram’, he might be small, but holds a high ‘chin’. His wines aren’t to ignore, and from experience, plenty talk only good about him.

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I will be tasting his Grüner Veltliner (Scheiben) today, and we will experience the journey together. Other wines are coming along, and I am looking forward as you are.

To visit his website, click HERE



HOW TO TASTE WHITE WINE VIDEO – LESSON 2B

Ways of pairing Grüner Veltliner

Ways of pairing Grüner Veltliner

Well, I drink GV almost to everything; however there are some foods that pair very well with it.

Salads: GV’s aromatic and green tones with some white pepper flavours are such a perfect match for salads, bringing brightness till the end.

Foods rich in proteins: Including Fish (raw fish like Sushi, or sashimi), eggs and beef. The ripeness in GV balances so well with these foods.

Cold food: In Austria, it is typical to pair GV with cold served food. These include smoked meat, sausages, ham, eggs and a variety of vegetables. In early summer, asparagus will often appear in every Heuriger’s menu, and often going with a GV. The taste is awesome! This is normally served cold in a salad.

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Heuriger food

Asparagus

Asparagus

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Heuriger food

Greens: I normally cook my Sukuma (A Kenyan speciality), with fried beef on the side, either Ugali or Chapati included and a GV on my glass.  So, back to you, how do you like your GV? What do you pair with it?

Chapati

Chapati

Heuriger

Heuriger

Heuriger is the name given to Austrian wine-taverns in which wine-growers serve the most recent year’s wines and where patrons can experience Gemütlichkeit (comfort). These taverns need a special licence.

A typical Heurigen have large wooden tables and benches that resemble picnic tables. Visitors seat themselves and order their wine at the table. A heuriger normally serves cold, including different types of smoked meat, cold sliced bacon, bread, a variety of cheese, sausages and vegetables. 

Click HERE to check out  heurigers that I have visited!

 

Heuriger S’Weinlager

Heuriger S’Weinlager

To end the week, we opted for Straß, a place I have just visited but not had the opportunity to enjoy their wine. After some search, we selected S’Weinlager, situated in the Hasel Kellergasse. It is located just in the front of their vineyard, with a view to die for. We were lucky just in time to experience the sunset. Sitting outside in their garden with a ‘Sturm’ on my hand, a ‘Veltliner’ on my husband’s and a white grape juice on our little ones, we breathed to the fresh air, watching the sun go down.

We furthermore got the opportunity to meet the family Lager! Such a welcoming family, and not to forget the food we got served. I wasn’t really hungry, but I couldn’t resist digging an extra fork in that delicious plate.

To end it all, we went for the dessert ‘Schwedenbombe’. I actually found the name funny, since ‘Bombe’ means a bomb, so when I translated it, it went like ‘Sweden’s bomb’!

From the information we got, we heard that the Austrian socialite ‘Herr. Richard Lugner’ was also here at one point, and as you can see, the menu card is pictured with him.

Well, they say, pictures speak louder than words….have a look at what I got taken!

To contact:

+43 664 141 44 22

weinlager@yahoo.de

 

Family Eder – Fels am Wagram

Family Eder – Fels am Wagram

So yesterday we decided to visit Eder’s Heuriger. He has been opened the whole week. This was my first time and I should admit that it was a great experience. We went there with our friends, the Hofstetters, also a wine producing family. It is always good to have some comments from a wine maker on someone else’s wine  😆

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The different ways to different Heurigers

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Schweinsbraten

DSCF2683Heurigers normally serve only cold food. We all ordered different menus and all went down well with the good wine. I tasted Chardonnay, Roter Veltliner and a Grüner Veltliner. My favourite was the Roter Veltliner which hard a strong and sweet aroma and it had 13% alc. The rest preferred the Grüner Veltliner and went ahead to get a second bottle.

The kids went along with a white ‘Traubensaft’ – Grape juice, mixed with normal water. A great choice, not comparable with normal juice from the supermarket.

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I learned that Eder belongs to one of the 10 members in a club called Wein-Löss-Romantik. All the members produce wine as a hobby. This is more or less a side ‘job’ and 5 of them own a Heuriger, the rest sell it privately.

It is such a close community, as the members help each other when they have their Heuriger open. Eder, as I came to find out, extended his Heuriger and even built a ‘Keller’ – Basement. Below are the pictures, we had to try it out, and the ‘wet smell’ brought the feeling of being alive.

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