no not that endangered species, the Eurocommie—
I mean the red wines, mostly but not exclusively from Burgenland…
thank Facebook for this one.
Helmut Knall, editor of the Viennese online blatt Wine Times, sees me on FB, remembers me from a notable drinking bout with Pronay and Schildknecht one night in Krems five years ago, is reminded that I know my way around his native tongue—
invites me to Austria to sit on the jury tasting the latest batch of big reds, for publication.
since there were virtually no big reds—or reds of any international interest—when I started hanging out in Vienna fifteen years ago—this is an invite that I won’t pass up.
never mind which ones I sell. I enumerated them to Herr Knall, who said, no these are blind tastings, not to worry.
so I’m signed-up for seventy wines per day for five days, sequestered in a resort hotel down on the Lake—
question for the community is, what do any of you make of these wines?
Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir.
people will ask me what America thinks.
any of you drink them?
no matter if your experience is slight, or negative. If you’ve got a moment, spend a couple syllables in the cause of international understanding.
this note is posted only on Wine Berserkers.
thanks and best regards