Winemakers say it in California, but it's valid around the world: it takes a good beer to make a good wine.
Father and daughter winemakers Franz and Christine Netzl own and operate their family winery —Weingut Netzl— in Austria, just outside of the city of Vienna. The two were here in the United States yesterday, in the Washington, D.C. area, to introduce their wines.
It seemed appropriate to end their day ... in Vienna, Virginia ... with beers.
At the Maplewood Grill in Vienna, Va. In the photo, left to right: Tony Roddy (representative for northern Virginia wholesaler Select Wines), Klaus Wittauer (US importer KW Selection), Christine Netzl, Franz Netzl, Paul Hill (Select Wines, Inc.).
Caveat: I am employed by Select Wines.