Christian CALLEC

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NEUSIEDLERSEE NEW AUSTRIAN ‘DAC’

Fresh news from the © AUSTRIAN WINE MARKETING BOARD (AWMB): April 5, 2012 – A decree issued by Austria’s agricultural and environmental ministry has declared that, as of March 28 2012, certain region-typical quality wines from the Burgenland starting with the vintage 2011 can be released on the market under the appellation Neusiedlersee DAC. While […]

HANNES SABATHI WEINGUT: STYRIAN TERROIR & BURGUNDIAN PASSION (3)

THE TASTING PROOF I tasted 6 wines, 3 from the Klassik, 2 from the Lagen and 1 from the Reserve range. My opinion about those wines is of course a personal one. This few tasting notes are just meant to tell you the impression those wines made on me (and my wife), not to tell […]

HANNES SABATHI WEINGUT: STYRIAN TERROIR & BURGUNDIAN PASSION (2)

HANNES PHILOSOPHY I am sure one could write a whole book about Hannes philosophy. I will just refer to a few quotes and to his new, self-designed, wine labels. Just look at his logo, it is pretty obvious what Hannes wants to tell us: “The Earth makes the wine… it is the soil that makes […]

HANNES SABATHI WEINGUT: STYRIAN TERROIR & BURGUNDIAN PASSION (1)

Some weeks before the festive season, I received a nice message from Bettina Bäck (Wine & Partners). She wrote me about HANNES SABATHI, a 31 years old Styrian winemaker, whose wines (at least a couple of them) just had been introduced in the Netherlands. As I knew the importer, VINITES, and the talented wine buyer […]

TASTING THE WORLD IN MORE THAN 700 WINES (2)

Three days long, the small city of Waddinxveen was the Dutch wine capital. More than 1100 visitors defied the very early autumn storm and found their way to the safe and cosy event hall of the WORLD WINE DAYS… More than 100 wine producers from all over the world were presenting more than 700 wines […]