Free Saturday Wine Tasting – Dry and Delicious Austrian Wines

Saturday, May 24th, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. — Stop by the store every Saturday any time between 2 and 5 p.m. for a free and educational wine tasting.  This Saturday, we’re going to explore a trio of dry and delicious wines from Austria.  If you think Austrian wines are typically sweet, like those produced in neighboring Germany, you’re in for a surprise.  Most of the wines of Austria, whether white, pink, or red, are fermented to full dryness and possess distinct personalities. Join us to taste, learn, expand your wine horizons and save this Saturday at our free wine tasating.  Don’t forget, all tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle and 15% off when you mix any six tasting wines!

The Wines
Prices range from $15 to $20 

1. 2012 Berger Gruner Veltliner 1 Liter (Kremstal, Austria): There should be at least 3 bottles of Erich and Maria Berger’s liter bottling of Gruner Veltliner in everyone’s fridge this time of year.  Dry, light, and truly chuggable, it offers up a lovely mix of fresh lime, green apple, grapefruit and mineral.  It’s hard not to love this simple, thirst quenching white wine.

2. 2012 Meinklang Pinot Noir Frizzante (Burgenland, Austria): From the small, biodynamic Michlits Family Estate, this is one of the funnest and easiest to drink wines in the store.  It’s pink in color, it’s dry, and it’s got a little spritz to it.  With aromas and flavors of fresh cherry, tart strawberry, and cranberry, this light and juicy rosé will convert the most suspicious pink wine pessimist over to our side.

3. 2011 Glatzer Blaufrankisch (Carnuntum, Austria): The blaufrankisch grape is grown mainly in Austria where it yields a fresh and spicy red wine that is both refreshing and intense.  Walter Glatzer’s version is a great introduction to the grape; dark fruited, spicy, smoky and earthy, it’s got to be tasted to be fully understood.

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