Tag Archives: wine

What some Viennese choose when they have three wishes

4 Mar

This, too, is a side of life in Vienna. The good fairy offers the Viennese man three wishes. First he asks for a soft liver. And then for two more beers.

Heuriger (wine taverns or gardens)

11 Oct

How could I miss this? The Wiener Heuriger as an institution was declared “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO on Tuesday. Now there’s one cultural institution I’m still supporting regularly. 😁

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The vineyards in Vienna

29 Jul

Vienna is officially the city worldwide with the largest area within city limits devoted to vineyards. Just one of the many reasons I live here! 🙂

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And news from another prominent Viennese hotel

14 Sep

Just a quick note: the Hotel Bristol will be hosting Afternoon Tea with Opera Stars (and, yes, that they’re calling “Afternoon Tea” not “Nachmittagstee”). To celebrate various premieres they are offering a traditional (English, I suppose) afternoon tea with Sekt (or sparkling wine) and a chance to meet (see?) the singers, conductors, and stage directors of the current premiere at the State Opera just across the street.

It costs EUR 49 per person and can be booked by calling +43-1-515 16 555 or by writing to groupsevents.bristol[at]luxurycollection.com. The one of the first opera stars at this Salon Operá is Michael Schade, appearing on 26 September 2014.

Wine trip – photos

6 Oct

A typical Kamptal inner courtyard Leaves vineyards_01_blue grapes

Spitting

5 Oct

I have to confess I had a bit of a headache this morning after tasting at least 10 wines yesterday evening. I know you’re supposed to spit instead of swallow, but when I get a really good wine in my mouth I want to hang onto it. It’s like Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost” after Sam tells her she has to give the check to the nun–and I had no Patrick Swayze to get me to let go.

Wine trip

4 Oct

I am on my way out of Vienna for the weekend to do one of the things the Viennese like to do on sunny fall weekends. I am going to the Kamptal to enjoy the fresh air and good wine. One thing that has already struck me is how full – and yet quiet – the train is. Lots of people, businesspeople and students alike, commute to Vienna by train and it seems that by midday on Friday they are willing to call it a week and go home. Not such a bad idea, if you ask me.