Terry - Thanks for importing and championing such great wines, for writing your catalogs and book (I have read it twice and given it as a gift multiple times) and for answering questions! I wanted to get my questions in under the wire…
1.) Do you have any observations on Biodynamic wines based on your long relationship with Nikolaihof. Particularly on a comparitive basis to your other producers and notable differences in bad vintages or extremely hot vintages.
2.) Thanks to you I paid more attention to Alzinger and now they are one of my favorite producers. They do tend to be under appreciated in larger wine geek type tastings or with inappropriate foods. How do you like to enjoy their wines and with what food? I loved your recent comparison to FX Pichler.
3.) Favorite vineyards sites for both Grüner and Riesling?
4.) Do you like Neuberger? I wish more producers made and exported it to the US.
5.) What do you think of the potential of Sauvignon Blanc in Austria? Ever think of working with Tement? Their wines are very hard to find.
6.) Do you like Zierfandler?
7.) What is the Austrian equivalent of Scheurebe?
8.) How come the 2009 Alzinger Steinertal GV was imported in such small amounts? Can you get more?
9.) What do you think of all of the young producers in Vienna?
10.) I recently had an amazing 2002 Cab Franc from Bründlmayer, what is the story behind this?
11.) Can you talk a little, I realize it is a complicated and long answer, about how your producers changed their practices in the winery (particularly SO2) and/or vineyard when they switched to screwcaps?
12.) How come almost no one ages Austrian wines? I have had amazing wines going as far back as the early 60s and decent wines from the 40s that would have neen better if the corks would have been better.
13.) What do you think of BAs and TBAs from Austria?
14.) Have you beed to Edi & the Wolf yet, the new restaurant in Alphabet City from the Seasonal Boys - http://www.ediandthewolf.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
15.) Do you really like WWF and Death Metal?
I could go on and on if you have not guessed Austria is by far the biggest part of my wine collection…Thanks in advance!