The Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 8, 2008
Tastings / By Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
Mapping New Territory
The Dow Jones Austrian Red Index
In blind tastings of three prominent Austrian red wines-Blaufränkish, Zweigelt (or Blauer Zweigelt) and St. Laurent-these were our favorites. Austrian reds are just beginning to get a toehold in the market, so it’s impossible to know which you might see. These are food wines that show their best with dishes like game, venison and rich vegetable ragoûts.
Fisher St. Laurent ‘Classic’2003(Thermenregion)
VERY GOOD/ DELICIOUS
Best of Tasting:
Velvety and grapey at the same time. Elegance ans some Bordeaux-like structure, without sacrificing a very special sense of place, with purple, somewhat herbal tastes.
Friday, January 3, 2003
Tastings / By Dorothy J. Gaiter and John BrecherBy Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
Relaxation, by Way of Italy
The Dow Jones Barbera Index
The Barbera Grape makes delightful, flavorful and great-with-food red wines in the Piedmont region of Italy. [This] was our favorite.
|Fattoria San Giuliano 2001 Barbera d’Alba||DELICIOUS||Best of Tasting:
Lively, Peppery and slightly
Earthy, classy,and soulful.