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Fall Calls For Dessert Wine: Kracher Beerenauslese 2011 Austria

Finally, Fall comes to the Northwest. With it, like leaves on a tree, I shed my need for crisp, light, whites and reds. It is not cold yet for Port mind you. But a small glass of something sweet and complex to slowly sip away the cool evenings is in order. Continue reading

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Before We Leave Vienna… Viennese vs Italian Coffee

Ok! Ok! OK!  I know I have been slacking.  But let’s get Wayward Wine’s EU Austerity Drinking Tour back on track.  Before we land in Prague, after 149 days of straight travel, let us answer the question you have all … Continue reading

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Vienna Austria Part 3: Ephesus, the Secession, Sacher Torte,

It has been 148 days of travel.  So overwhelmed by Vienna’s art-packed core (last Monday’s post), we tacked on another day and return to the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Down monumental steps a marble lion greats us to the Ephesus Collection: Taken … Continue reading

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Vienna Austria Part 2: Gruner Veltliner by Rudi Pichler Belvedere Palace

We continue last Monday’s Vienna visit (see post) with a visit to Belvedere Palace:

Prince Eugene of Savoy had Belvedere built as his summer home on funds from defeating the Ottomans. The gardens stretch in orderly, endless fashion.

Thanks to small rooms and small collections, we can easily digest the medieval art, armor, sculpture, and paintings (the Klimt collection stunned us). Both complexes manage to feel cozy yet extravagant. Continue reading

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Return of EU Austerity Drinking Tour Mondays: Vienna, Austria and Stift Kloster Neuburg St Laurent Red Wine

Wayward Wine returns from its Vancouver detour to continue recapping its EU Austerity Drinking Tour this and each following Monday. So where the hell were we?

For 145 days we have backpacked from New York to Quebec, Quebec to Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia to Iceland , Iceland to Scotland, Scotland to Ireland, Ireland to France, France to Andorra, Andorra to Spain, Spain back to France, up the Rhone, through Burgundy to Luxemburg, and Strasbourg, cutting to Munich and finally, now, leaving Salzburg. Continue reading

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