Sunday, May 02, 2010

Pic(k) of the Week: Fine Wine from Austria

Wines from Austria

I got lucky with the lighting and composition of this photograph.

Good early evening sunlight was streaming through the windows, providing high contrast. Holding the bottle of Hillinger Welschriesling was Michael Hoeffken —assistant winemaker and sommelier for Hillinger Winery in Austria. The occasion was a tutored tasting at Northdown Social, a coffee and wine café in the Clarendon district of Arlington, Virginia.

The Welschriesling grape produces light, bright white wines, with aromatic hints of apple and citrus. It is not related to the Riesling varietal.

  • Caveat lector: As an employee of Select Wines, Inc. —a wine (and beer) wholesaler in northern Virginia— I sell Hillinger wines, imported by KWSelection.
  • View the map of Austrian wine regions online at
  • The rest of the shoot from 28 April 2010: here.
  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays.

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