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Cathay Pacific: serving Grüner Veltliner from Austria for the first time

Grüner Veltliner
June 25, 2010

Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s signature grape and number one white wine.

From mid‐June 2010 on, the Hong Kong based international airline Cathay Pacific is serving the delicate
Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Terrassen by Peter Schweiger to their First and Business Class passengers on
all long haul flights. Grüner Veltliner today is Austria’s most planted grape variety with almost a third of the whole acreage.

As the “chameleon” of white wine, Gruner Veltliner is a perfect food match. It works particularly beautifully
with Asian, Modern or Fusion kitchen and anything spicy. Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Terrassen 2008 by Peter Schweiger has aromas of ripe apples and a typical Veltliner spiciness marry to create a fascinating fruit bouquet. On the palate, the wine is soft and juicy, supported by a fine fruit acidity. Very harmonious, allowing for perfectly smooth drinking.

Peter Schweiger Winery is located in the south of the Austrian Kamptal and has been run by the Schweiger family for generations. Today, Peter Schweiger cultivates 18 hectares which are mainly grown by Grüner Veltliner. The Kamp valley is known as one of the finest wine growing regions in Austria, where especially Grüner Veltliner thrives under ideal conditions. Warm days and cool nights are the reason for aromatic, fresh and fruity dry wines.

So sit back, sip and enjoy this delicious Austrian treat (too bad that all the Economy Class passengers are missing out). In the U.S. Stephanie Artner from the Austrian Trade Commission in New York is happy to assist you with all Austrian wine related questions (newyork@advantageaustria.org).

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