Austrian Wine & SpiritAustrian wine is available to buy from a range of outlets in the UK. You can download a full list here:
Where to buy Austrian wine
You can also search for your favourite Austrian wines on the Wine Searcher website:
Austrian spirits enjoy an excellent reputation in the UK. The two most reknowned spirit producers whose drinks can be bought over in the UK are as follows:
REISETBAUER - 100% pure fruit distillates from Axberg Upper Austria
For Reisetbauer stockists and further information, contact the UK distributor, Ester Wines . More general information about the Reisetbauer spirits can be found at http://www.reisetbauer.at/en/ .
STROH - Original Inländer Rum
STROH is Austria's most famous spiced rum. Rich in tradition and taste, it is the best aromatic expression of the Austrian way of life. A key ingredient of 'Jagertee' and rum cocktails, STROH is also widely used in Austrian desserts and pastries.
STROH is distributed by Mike Shear at Mentholmans (0777 226 7670).
Austrian BeerAustrian Beer is available from a range of outlets, in Pubs, Bars and Restaurants as well as by Mail order. A full list can be downloaded here:
Where to buy Austrian beer [pdf, 238.4kb]
Food & DrinkDelicious Austrian food specialities can be found all over the UK. From delicate chocolates and confectionary to premium cured meats and organic nuts and seeds, Austrian foods enjoy an excellent reputation in the UK and continue to be enjoyed up and down the country.
You can download a list of Austria's most famous food products and non-alcoholic drinks here: Where to buy Austrian food & drink [pdf, 301.9kb]
Austrian Fashion, Shoes, Accessories and TextilesAustria is known for producing high-quality clothing and footwear and there are several designers who are well established in the UK. Austrian jewellery is also highly prized and can be found in many top department stores.
A list of the most famous outlets can be downloaded here: Where to buy Austrian fashion, shoes and acessories in the UK [pdf, 343.7kb]
Austrian Restaurants, Bars and Catering in the UKThere are some fantastic restaurants in the UK showcasing the very best in Austrian cuisine. Treat your tastebuds!
Download the list here: Austrian restaurants and catering in the UK [pdf, 74.2kb].
There is also no need to fly out to the Continent for vin chaud and schnapps this winter – London’s bars, clubs and hotels have got alpine drinking covered. Here's our selection of London's best off-piste drinking spots:
Coq d’Argent opened this ski chalet-inspired winter terrace this week, featuring snug blankets, antlers, and ski-jacket-clad waiters and an extensive wine list of Austrian wines: Huber, Bründlmayr, Döller, Hiedler, Unger, Sepp Moser, Machherndl, Nikolaihof, Pichler, Prager, Reinissch, Kirnbauer…all the greats are here!
No 1 Poultry, EC2, 020 7395 5000, www.coqdargent.co.uk
Fashionable Kensington night spot. In the winter months the lederhosen and Austrian schnapps from Pfanner (in a range of flavours from apricot and raspberry to hazelnut) Austrian beers from Stiegl and Erdinger in this fun underground restaurant and club really come into their own.
2a Kensington High Street, W8, 020 7937 5506, www.bodosschloss.com
An alpine inspired pop-up wine bar in Balham every Friday, it is run by the wine pop-up girls A Grape Night and serves alpine wines from Kremstal, Austria and Val d’Aosta, Italy.
5 Balham Station Road, SW12, 020 8673 3773, www.agrapenightin.co.uk (only Fridays)
Montague Ski Lodge
Pine trees, falling snow, snowmen, ski racks and piste maps at The Montague. Cheese and chocolate fondue are served alongside winter cocktails.
15 Montague Street, WC1 020 7637 1001 www.montaguehotel.com
A winter transformation of the Archer Street bar in Soho. It includes a dressing-up box for getting into the après ski mood.
3-4 Archer Street, W1, 020 7734 3342, www.archerstreet.co.uk
If you are looking for Austrian inspired catering to get your event going then look no further than www.speckmobile.com . Authentic Austrian Food brought to London by two Austrians in their Speck Mobile.
Happy eating and drinking!