The Wall Street Journal

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.

Vineyard Rating Tasters Comments

Fisher St. Laurent ‘Classic’2003(Thermenregion)


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.

Vineyard Rating Tasters Comments
Fattoria San Giuliano 2001 Barbera d’Alba DELICIOUS Best of Tasting:
Lively, Peppery and slightly
roasted, with
greatcherry fruit.
Earthy, classy,and soulful.