The Rising Strength of Indigenous Varieties of Austria
A Mixed History
Dec 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
It seemed as if ten years ago Austrian wines suddenly began to appear in the US market. Was Austria then only a new wine-producing region? On the contrary, Austria is one of the oldest winegrowing regions of Europe, with grape growing dating back as far as the ninth or tenth century B.C. While the Celts and the Romans established early grape growing and wine production, Austria became an oft-invaded and occupied area after the fall of the Roman Empire. Charlemagne's conquest of Austria (or at le...
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