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Glass of Spritzer. Dry white wine, in Vienna mostly Grüner Veltliner, with sparkling mineral water or soda. Sparkling Mineral Water, Dry White Wine, Vienna, Soda, Minerals, Alcoholic Drinks, Beer, Tableware, Glass

Grüner Veltliner Wine: Vienna’s Most Popular White Wine

A wine unique to the region around Austria's capital. Locally the most popular and internationally successful wine, very similar in its aromas to Chardonnay.

Three bottles of Wiener Gemischter Satz wine. A bottle of Rotes Haus estate from Nussberg mountain is very zappy. The two from Wieninger wine-making-estate are substantial. Both are organic. One from Nussberg hill, the other one from Bisamberg hill. Favorite Pastime, Wine Cheese, Wine Making, Wine Drinks, Bottles, Two By Two, Alcohol, Mountain, Organic

Wine from Vienna: “Wiener Gemischter Satz” #UrbanVineyards

In German, Vienna is Wien, and wine is Wein. Coincidence? Perhaps not. More important, Wein/wine sounds like whine, which surely is the Viennese's favorite pastime hence the large amounts of alcohol consumed in the whole region. There's even a wine unique to Vienna, the Wiener Gemischter Satz. Indeed, the city has a vibrant tradition of making and drinking wine. (Though there's a lot to be said about Viennese beer too.) Parisians may boast their small, secret, last remaining active…

The amusingly gaudy label of possibly the best Grüner Veltliner wine the Smaragd “Vinothekenfüllung” by Weingut Knoll wine-growing estate. 2015 was an exceptionally good year. White Wine, Label, Beer, Popular, Essen, Ale, Most Popular, White Wines, Popular Pins

Grüner Veltliner Wine: Vienna’s Most Popular White Wine

A wine unique to the region around Austria's capital. Locally the most popular and internationally successful wine, very similar in its aromas to Chardonnay.

Blue table with the Austrian Almdudler soft drink at Heurigen Wailand in the Vienna Woods vineyards at Kahlenberg. Vienna Woods, Soft Drink, Wine Glass, Mason Jars, Vineyard, Beer, Mugs, Table, Ale

Vienna Woods Vineyard Heuriger with Scenic View (Reclaiming Heimat) #Kahlenberg

More importantly, the Heurigen stands for the concept of Gemütlichkeit, a state of well being, belonging and social acceptance. To some, that sounds scary.

assortment of budget Grüner Veltliner Wines for cooking, Spritzer or Spritz White Wine, Budgeting, Popular, Bottle, Drinks, Cooking, Wine, Drinking, Beverages

Grüner Veltliner Wine: Vienna’s Most Popular White Wine

A wine unique to the region around Austria's capital. Locally the most popular and internationally successful wine, very similar in its aromas to Chardonnay.

The other strong contender for the title of the best Grüner Veltliner wine: Winery Bründelmayer "Lamm". 2015 was an exceptional year. Strong, Bottle, Drinks, Wine, Drinking, Beverages, Flask, Drink, Beverage

The other strong contender for the title of the best Grüner Veltliner wine: Winery Bründelmayer "Lamm". 2015 was an exceptional year.

A glass of Spritz. In Vienna often prepared as a Spritzer with a dash of some bitter liqueur such as Aperol. Bitter, Vienna, White Wine, Tableware, Glass, Food, Dinnerware, Meal, Drinkware

Grüner Veltliner Wine: Vienna’s Most Popular White Wine

A wine unique to the region around Austria's capital. Locally the most popular and internationally successful wine, very similar in its aromas to Chardonnay.

Glass of Grüner Veltliner wine being poured from a bottle. Wine O Clock, Oclock, White Wine, Alcoholic Drinks, Beer, Bottle, Glass, Food, Alcoholic Beverages

Jewish Viennese Food

Famed New York Times food critic Mimi Sheraton once wrote that gefilte fish, Yiddish for "stuffed fish"—nowadays served as poached or fried oblong fish

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