The Wines of Austria with Master Sommelier Jesse Becker

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:30pm, $25

ON HOLD Master Sommelier Jesse Becker is coming to the RAY-borhood to present a compelling tasting of the wines of Austria. Austrian wine is one of the most interesting phenomena happening in the world right now. The wines are found on every reputable restaurant wine list, are appreciated by wine experts and highly acclaimed by journalists. What wine critics across the globe appreciate most is that Austrian wines are exceptionally delicious and pair wonderfully with food, making them sheer drinking pleasure. Virtually all of Austria’s fine wines are produced by small family wineries, which have been doing so for centuries. There are 35 grape varieties authorized for the production of quality wine in Austria. White wines are still dominant with 63 % of the vineyard area, but reds are catching up. This class will show off a diverse array of reds and whites including: Wieninger Wiener, Gemischter Satz, Vienna 2018 (Suggest Retail $23), Stadt Krems, Gruner Veltliner Stein, Kremstal 2017 (SR $28), Sattlerhof, Sudsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc, Styria 2017 (SR $29), Heinrich, Naked White, Burgenland 2017 (SR $22), Rudi Pichler, Gruner Veltliner Federspiel, Wachau 2017 (SR $27), Prager, Riesling Smaragd Achleiten, Wachau 2015 (SR $68), Weingut Paul Achs, Lust & Leben Red, Burgenland 2017 (SR $20), Heinrich, Blaufrankisch, Neusiedlersee 2016 (SR $23).

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