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Understanding Austrian Wine Quality Levels

Understanding Austrian Wine Quality Levels

In the most broad sense, a winery’s location determines the wine laws it may choose to follow. The question basically comes down to how a winery label their wines. Or how do they choose to label their wines? Why is this so important? A label can express a level of quality or the basic amount of production element done to that wine to achieve that level of quality. If done well, the customer can have a legitimate amount of confidence in what is purchased, be it a high-end bottle or an every day table wine. The level of quality expressed, like many other parts of economics, will translate to the amount of money a customer would be willing to pay.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

While the most popular drink this weekend will be Irish Beer or whiskey, some of us will have other drinks in hand. Most of you reading this blog are lovers of wine and although you may slide away from your wine to enjoy a St Patrick’s Day Guinness or Jameson, you may like some ideas on what wines to pair with the food you are enjoying this weekend

A Herald to the Obscure Grapes!

A Herald to the Obscure Grapes!

There are grapes in the world that are planted in a wide range of environments. This is an absolute understatement. Of this vastness is a small number of varieties that have easily traveled from their homelands and have been planted around the world. Why? Because they are proven grapes that can produce high-quality wines and are not too fussy about where they are planted.

Understanding Austrian Wine Labels

Understanding Austrian Wine Labels

The winery’s location will determine under what wine laws it may choose to participate. Wine laws are meant to strengthen the branding relationship between winery and consumer, by informing the customer what level of quality, approved varietal used, and production methods were imposed to produce a bottle of wine. Austria imposed a three-tiered quality level system: