Wines that Rock: Grüner Veltliner - You just NEED to know this wine!

White wine often gets overlooked, in fact most countries drink predominantly more red whine over white wine, while the white wine most of us do drink is either Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling is breaking on to the scene, but there is another Germanic (in fact it is actually Austrian) wine that you really need to know, right now, and that wine is Grüner Veltliner!


Grüner Veltliner is a gateway to white wine, whether you are obsessed by white varieties or consider yourself a diehard redhead. 

This awesome, crips, zesty white wine is just plain delicious, and for some reason nobody knows about it. Not to worry, at Vynl we have you covered, and we want to introduce you to Grüner Veltliner. Common in its native Austria, it can also be found in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is the perfect pairing for a giant Viener Schnitzel, the thin sliced breaded veal cutlet served with potatoes and just a slice of lemon. Chicken and Pork Schnitzel make it just as much a treat, cleaning your mouth and leaving you refreshed.

Speaking of refreshing, this is exactly what Grüner Veltliner does best. The dryness of the wine, combined with flavors of lemon, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits plus a hint of white pepper make it the ultimate refreshing wine. Perfect when you need to gulp down a few glasses after a hard fought game of soccer. Nothing says classy athlete more than a glass of Grüner post match.

Grüner Veltliner is also a perfect wine to share with friends, whether they love white wine or not. Take a chance! Let them have a taste, they were probably put off by oaked Chardonnays and are really missing out on something truly amazing. Its a great wine for large groups, because its good, its pretty cheap, and easy as all hell to drink. You might just spend all day, and all of the night gulping down delicious Grüner. It is a gateway to white wine, whether you are obsessed by the clearer wine varieties of consider yourself a diehard redhead. 


Grüner is Grü-vy, a friendly party beverage with everything you could want in a drink, let alone a wine.


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