Archive for the Tag 'Grüner Veltliner'

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Welcome to Hungary with Count Karolyi’s Grüner Veltliner 2016 ~ Wine of the Week

Sample wines provided by Quintessential Wines ~ Count Karolyi Grüner Veltliner 2016 PREFACE – PART 2 ~ WHITE WINES My structure: World Regions ~ FIRST HEART ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING I can’t make up their […]

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Monique Soltani ~ Media and Videographer of Wine Country

A few years ago, a wine writer of great fame was coming into my area to participate in a book signing and story telling from the publishing of his latest tome. His publisher hadn’t even given him a stipend for his travels and time, which is a very common practice, I’ve learned. I recently had […]

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Wine Competitions, Are They Still Important?

This is a frequently asked question by wineries just starting out, as their owners are stymied by the fees, the amount of competitions out there, and the ultimate value that competitions play in the wine business. Frankly, name any industry and you’ll find that they, too, are constantly looking for third party endorsements, as that’s […]

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Austrian Wines That Have Recently Excited and Educated My Palate

[Lyla Diaz is in the foreground, with Melanie Hoffman in the background.] Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December. ANOTHER GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY from the Austrian Tourist Office. They’re holding a contest called “It’s Got to Be Austria Facebook Sweepstakes,” where the winner chosen (and […]