Press Releases 1998

 –  According to official reports, the current vintage in Austria will reach around 2.8 million hectolitres, around one million hectolitres more than in 1997. This is considered to be an average yield in Austria, which, following three relatively small vintages is music to producers' ears. Read more

 –  The fortunes of the Austrian wine industry look bright. Exports have increased in value by 20% from January to May of this year, compared to the same period of 1997, despite the relatively low yields of the past three years. Hopes are high for a good harvest in 1998, both in terms of quantity and quality, and marketing efforts within Austria are targeted at regaining market share in specific price ranges on the supermarket shelves. Read more

 –  It is established among the top producers those who may use the proud title of 1998/99 SALON Vintner. The AWM published the results of the final 1998 Salon Tasting in time for the VIEVINUM. Read more

 –  At the finale of the Sommelier World Championships held on June, 6th, 1998 at the Vienna Hofburg, in which there were participants from 29 countries of Europe, Asia, and America, Markus de Monego from Germany reigned supreme. The vice-champion was Eric Beaumard from France. Norbert Waldnig, from the Hotel Kapeller in Innsbruck, was able to claim a magnificent third place for Austria with his convincing performance. Read more

 –  Austria will be the center of attention of the culinary world for one week through its staging of the IX. Sommelier World Championship 1998 in Vienna. As the host country, Austria will provide topics of conversation before and after the event. Read more

 –  The International Wine Trade Fair Vienna, which will be held from 6 to 8 June, 1998 at the Vienna Hofburg - the Imperial Palace -, will signify the beginning of a new era of specialized Austrian wine events. Read more

 –  Asparagus and wine, both flourish masterfully in Austria, and many Austrian white wines taste magnificently as an accompaniment to asparagus dishes. Read more

 –  Travelling in Austria gives you an appetite for both culture and wine, and this is the perfect guide for visitors. Read more

 –  Welcome to Austria at Vinitaly, Hall 2, Stand C5-C6 and D5-D6 Read more