Wine of the Week [April 8-14]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, have submitted a formal proposal for pigeage (grape stomping) to be included in the P90X workout, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering two wines per week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 5~6 p.m.

This week’s Wine spotlight shines brightly on the resurgence of wines from Austria.  Shaken by the “Antifreeze Scandal” in 1985, Austrian wine authorities have taken many measures to greatly improve standards and quality, with increasingly sought after wine and a steadily rising average bottle price the result….not to worry, none of what we will be tasting on Friday will serve as a suitable substitute for your automotive cooling needs.

Although Grüner Veltliner is the predominant white varietal in Austrian wine, Strauss’s Sauvignon Blanc Classic is just fantastic!  Delivering new world fruit (ripe citrus, lemon drop) with old world structure (super crisp acidity, dry), it’s the best of both worlds! $19 btl






What most red from Austria will be if you see it on shelves, Blaufränkisch, more specifically Hillinger’s Blaufränkisch, is full of dark berries and subtle spice.  What makes it cool, however, is its much lighter body and perky acidity.  Making it a Summer friendly red, or perfect with something like a Ham and Brie sandwich from The Goat for lunch! $19 btl