A Classic Austrian Meal & Sparkling Wine from Austria
23rd June 2020
Sometimes you just need to try something different, it doesn’t need to mean going out and trying new hobbies or meeting new people, it can be as simple as recreating a delicious dinner from another country.
With a population of just under 9 million, Austria is located in Europe, completely landlocked, bordering 8 countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Slovakia.
The country contains fairytale castles and palaces along with The Tyrol which is the western Austrian state in the Alps.
The Capital of Austria is Vienna, the official language is German and their official name is the Republic of Austria, which is called Osterreich in German, which translates to ‘Eastern Kingdom’ or ‘Eastern Empire’.
The Austrian Sparkling Wine
Weingut Reiterer – Schilcher Sekt Engelweingarten Alte Reben Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Sweet raspberry and candy aromas.”
Flavour – “Sweet yet a touch dry on the palate, with red fruits including strawberries and raspberries.”
This Austrian Sparkling Wine won a Bronze Medal in the Light & Fruity Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
The Austrian Dishes
Tiroler Gröstl – A popular Austrian Meal, consisting of Beef, Potatoes, Onions and a fried egg.
How To Make Tiroler Gröstl
- Boil the beef for two and a half hours.
- Peel, slice and boil the potatoes.
- Dice up an onion and fry in a frying pan.
- Then add the beef and potatoes into the frying pan and brown.
- While this is happening, fry an egg in a different pan.
- Once they have finished cooking, place the meat and veg onto a plate and put your egg on top.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Apple Strudel – known as Apfelstrudel in Austria. This is a popular and beloved apple pastry dessert in Austria, the first recipe for this Strudel dessert was written in 1697.
Reiterer & Tiroler Gröstl Pairing Notes – “The sparkling win kind of refreshes the dish. It brings a burst of sweet red fruits to the food that, dare I say, lessens the heaviness of what is in front of you on the plate so you can enjoy it even more.”
Reiterer & Apple Strudel Pairing Notes – “A kind of dry chalky / BBQ red berry fruit flavour hits you to lose the sweetness and sharpness from the Strudel. The length relaxes back into baked apple then sweeter pastry flavours. Both wine and dish have their moment.”
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