Press Releases 2012

 –  Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Or maybe you're not so thrilled with the same old ideas à la ties, perfumes & Co. Have you perhaps thought about giving something different – truly different - something that's clever, special and tasteful, and fits every occasion? Something with style and spirit, and can describe the one who receives it? There is nothing better than giving a fine bottle of wine from a special country – a country where original, handcrafted wines of the highest quality are made with innovation. Give wine from Austria. Taste culture! Read more

 –  The new position of “AWMB Sommelier” has been created to intensify activities in the restaurant on-trade and retail off-trade channels / Katharina Papst is now Marketing Manager for Germany. Read more

 –  Austria's favourite young wine brand - the "Junge Österreicher" (young Austrian wines) - joined forces with the "Junker" young wines from the Steiermark. The tasting, held in the MAK Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday 7 November 2012, marks the beginning of the 2012 vintage wine tasting season. Read more

 –  The 2012 vintage is bringing lovers of Austrian wine exciting, fruity and full-bodied wines. Beautiful weather conditions nurtured healthy and ripe grapes, even though the dry Summer heat created the need for plenty of attention later on in the cellar in order to ensure clean fermentation as well as fresh, pure aromatics and flavours. Also, the moderate acidity is requiring a certain sensitivity in the cellar in order to successfully bring out the spiciness together with the ripe fruit. Not only are the young wines triumphing with bigger fruitiness, but also many of the wines are showing excellent ageing potential. Read more

 –  Österreichische Post AG, the Austrian postal system, has introduced the first postage stamp of its special stamp series, “Austria's Wine Regions”. The series comprises stamps that highlight specific Austrian wine-growing regions, their landmarks and region-typical grape varieties; every year, a different stamp featuring a particular region will be printed and released. The Weinviertel region and the Grüner Veltliner grape variety serve as the motif of the first stamp, which was printed on October 19th, 2012. Read more

 –  Im Ambiente der Wein & Co Filiale Mariahilferstraße fand am 17. Oktober die Buchpräsentation der deutschen Ausgabe von Terry Theise – „Mein Wein“ statt. Read more

 –  Der „Junge Österreicher“ steht gegen Ende des Jahres im Mittelpunkt der österreichischen Weinszene und ist Vorbote für die kommende Weinsaison. Auch dieses Jahr steht das Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) in Wien für die erste Präsentation des reschen und frischen Weintyps als Kulisse bereit. Neben jungen Weinen aus allen Weinbaugebieten Österreichs wird sich erstmals seit zwei Jahren auch wieder der „Steirischen Junker“ gemeinsam mit den „Junger Österreicher“ Winzern an diesem Abend präsentieren. Der „Junge Österreicher“ entstand 1995 durch eine Idee der Österreich Wein Marketing und hat sich mittlerweile als bekannteste Jungweinmarke Österreichs etabliert. Read more

 –  Die besten Plakate zum Thema Wein wurden im Kloster Und in Krems ausgezeichnet Read more

 –  Andreas Großbauer, Weinliebhaber und erster Geiger der Wiener Philharmoniker, hat sich durchgekostet und mit österreichischen Weinen seine Antworten gefunden. Mit „Philharmonic Taste“ präsentiert er ein exklusives Programm, bei dem sich Musik und Wein auf Augenhöhe treffen. Die lukullische Tour startet in Tokyo. Read more

 –  The international Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW), based in London, has announced the names of the latest recipients of the Master of Wine (MW), the most prestigious title in the world wine sector. Amongst them is the first Austrian since 2009 to achieve this title - Andreas Wickhoff MW has joined the exclusive circle of 300 international wine experts who are qualified for the highly venerated acronym following their names. Read more