There is hardly any way that a wine harvest in Austria could have more variation to it than this year’s vintage. While in the Steiermark and Burgenland, harvest shortfalls from 50 to 80 per cent due to late frost at the end of April can be lamented, in large parts of Niederösterreich the yields were good, even above average.
In January 2017 the next annual European MW students’ residential seminar will be held at the campus of the Austrian Wine Academy in Rust, Austria.
When the international wine and spirits industry meets at ProWein in Düsseldorf from 19 to 21 March 2017, the clocks will be turned ahead again. The opening hours of the leading trade fair are then once more from 9 am to 6 pm.
The 22nd of October, the Day of Austrian Sekt, brought elegant sparkling wines out for a curtain call once more this year. The introduction of the three-tier quality pyramid for Austrian Sekt with Protected Designation of Origin (Sekt g.U.) manifests the effort of Austrian Sekt producers to communicate clear information to consumers purchasing Austrian Sekt g.U., concerning point of origin as well as a style of certified quality to be anticipated.
Claude Giraud, CEO of Champagne Henri Giraud, will inaugurate his New Generation, 0% stainless steel cellar on November 2. This vision of the future of champagne is one of a cellar full of Argonne oak barrels and terracotta amphora.