Small thoughts on ProWein

ProWein and Düsseldorf is in the past and it was loads of fun but at the same time very tiring. Walking from hall to hall and tasting as many wines as you can. Some did really not make me smile, but some where mind blowing.

The Austrians got their own hall at number 7 and it had a loads of Austrian wineries ready to be tasted, swirled and spitted. Unfortunately I did not have a change to go through all of them, but there was a good presentation of Austrian wineries. The usual and the great was of course available Loimer and it’s “sub-division” Schellmann, Johan Topf and new faces like Gut Oggau which has a interesting storie behind their wines, but for that we need another “Who?“-post!

Fairs like these are the best way to connect with people and making new friendships. It’s always easier to contact a winemaker/producer when you have met him. It’s also great to get that insight to hes wines and hear hes stories about hes vineyards and soil. This is what AustrianThirst is all about, it will be about the people, what they do and how they see their wines, what makes them tick and what drives them to wake up at 4 am to take care of their vineyard or making sure that the wine they are producing is just right.

Being just a trade fair I got a good response when I said that I’m a blogger and the producers where happy to share their wines with me. One producer actually said that “You are crazy”, when I said I have just started a blog only about Austrian wines. Well, I like crazy, so I take it as a compliment.

Summa summarum, it was a great fair and I had loads of fun! Düsseldorf is a beautiful city and actually rather cheap I might add and they have the most amazing

Rumpsteaks I have ever eaten and crazy sized Haxe, picture on the right.

Hope to come back next year as well. It was a such pleasure to meet you all at ProWein!

 

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Who? Wachter-Wiesler



Wachter-Wiesler
is a marriage of two wineries from Southern Burgenland, near theHungarian border. Wachter and Wiesler both have been focusing on making wines from Blaufränkisch near the Eisenberg in the village of Deutsch Schützen. A marriage between Josef Wiesler and Gerda Wachter started the bond between these two wineries. Later Josef decided to head on to different career, so he leased hes vineyards to Franz Wachter and thus was Wachter-Wiesler born and their first wine together was Béla-Jóska.

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Who?

AustrianThirst will start a new series called the the Who? It will host a serie of presentation of interesting wineries from all around Austria. These are people I have either met or tasted their wines and I can truly say that these are worth seeking out.

Who will be the first Who? Stay tuned, the post is just around the corner!

The Hall 07

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Hall 07 is where the Austrian Wine magic happens. Check out my small list of which producers are a must visit! Be sure to check out as many Austrian producers as you can while you are visiting ProWein. Plenty of choice and what a opportunity to get to know the guys and gals behind the label and of course taste the diversity.

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It’s time for ProWein and the launch of AustrianThirst!

AustrianThirst is now officially launched! I really wanted to launch this earlier, but was

forced to push this project further and further. But, here it is, just in time for me to be able to blog about the ProWein event, which is held in Düsseldorf from 4th to 6th of March 2012. With over 3900 exhibitors from 50 different countries, it will be one big tasting running for 3 days.

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