Austrian Wine Kicks Ass!

Posted by The Wine Whore |

After going on my second blind date with the Austrian grape Zweigelt, I have come to a realization....

Austrian wine TOTALLY kicks ass!

I've tried some of the younger and less charismatic as well as the older and fuller bodied, and they have ALL been tasty. Be warned: This isn't your moma's $10 Merlot. This wine is great for someone who wants to try a red wine with a little flava. If you're looking for something softer and not as complex, go with a younger bottle (2007 vintage right now)... if you want a bit more of a ride, go with an older one (2004 vintage). I think you'll like what you taste!

Thank you to those of you who watched my date unfold! If you weren't able to tune in, you can watch the rerun below or even catch it when it airs on Radio Dentata.

The two wines tasted in this video are:

    Zantho Zweigelt Burgenland 2007
    Weninger Zweigelt Raga 2004

If there's anything else you would like to know about these wines, please use the comment form below and I'll do my best to find it for you.

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Richard Auffrey said...

Have you tried many other Austrian wines, including their whites? I just reviewed today on my blog an Austrian white which was quite intriguing.

The Wine Whore said...

Funny timing! I just read your post and was thinking, boy that's funny, we're both talking about Austrian wine. I think I have some whites on the way which I am totally stoked to taste.. especially after reading your review.

Which do you like better: Austrian reds or whites?

For those of you who haven't read Richard's post, what the heck are you waiting for? It's right here: http://passionatefoodie.blogspot.com/2009/12/2008-heidi-schrock-muscat-join-me-on.html


Richard Auffrey said...

I don't have a preference for their whites or reds. I like them both, especially those made from more offbeat grapes.

The Wine Whore said...

I'm starting to lean more that direction too...There's something exciting about trying a wine made from offbeat grapes that makes it so much cooler than your everyday Merlot or Cab. I can't believe I waited this long to expand my palate. It makes me want to travel the world drinking wine!

What's the coolest place you ever traveled to and experienced the wine first hand?

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