Press Releases 2003

 –  Even the New York Times acknowledges it: Arnold Schwarzenegger is not Austria’s only successful export to the United States. Read more

 –  “Exciting times for Austria and Grüner Veltliner. The excellent Gru-V Tuesday Tasting continued to spread the word on Austria’s unique treasures. Every merchant intent on offering terroir driven, individual wine should load their shelves” Tim French of Fortnum & Mason’s generous tribute to Austria and the Grüner Veltliner grape, highlights the success of the Austrian Summer Party and marks a turning point in the fortunes of Austria’s unique, single vineyard wines. Read more

 –  The tendency of the last three quarters has been confirmed: Austria’s wine trade can look back on record exports for 2002. The trend is rising. Michael Thurner, Director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, is delighted to see a concerted effort by Austrian wine trade rewarded by this result. Read more

 –  Fifty Austrian wineries will be presenting around 180 different wines at one of Northern Europe’s most important wine fairs. Nine million inhabitants with a comparatively high annual per capita wine consumption of 21.7 litres make Sweden an attractive market. Read more

 –  Another success for Austrian wines has been announced, this time at the Viiniexpo 2003 in Finland, the largest Scandinavian wine fair, which named the “Wines of the Year 2003” Read more

 –  Britain's 'cork dorks' have voted Austrian whites the best in the world. Tim Atkin isn't surprised. Read more

 –  The beginning of this otherwise capricious year was unspectacular. A mild, dry winter was followed by an amiable and equally dry spring marked by several warm, sunny days as early as March and April. The resulting early budding and flowering at the end of May was unproblematic. After several very hot days in June, which remained the warmest of the entire year, a variable July followed. Read more