Austria

Wine Review: Pourriture Noble 04: Tegernseerhof’s Terrassen Riesling Federspiel

The Noble Rot: a botrytis fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that infects various usually overripe wine grapes causing shriveling, which results in increased sugar and flavor content and is responsible for the characteristic flavor of sauternes and related wines. [Merriam-Webster]   Though small, the Wachau region of northern Austria is one of the more important Riesling growers […]

Six of the best not-quite-beers for summer

It’s summertime and it’s hot out there. It’s so hot that chickens are laying hard boiled eggs! One of the best ways to combat this heat is a cool and sweet refreshing adult beverage, am I right? The beverages on this list are not quite beers, but are perfect for a hot and unclouded afternoon […]

5 NEW RECORDS THAT YOU NEED TO JUMP ON NOW

Every other week I write micro blurb reviews of amazing new music. Below is the latest batch of music that you need to check out. The Crispies – Pearl Austria’s The Crispies Pearl EP is my first pick for release of 2015 and we’re just 15 days into the new year. Vocalist Tino Roman takes […]

5 NEW RECORDS THAT YOU NEED TO JUMP ON NOW

Every other week I write micro blurb reviews of amazing new music. Below is the latest batch of music that you need to check out. Lady Bits – S/T NYC’s Lady Bits are a fun nü-riot grrrl trio. Why do I use “nü” in front of Riot Grrrl? Because the instrumentation is a lot more interesting on […]

DeeCracks “DeeCRACKS Mania” Review

Japan’s getting attacked with this exclusive “Best of” DeeCRACKS bandcamp exclusive! The digital only release is called DeeCRACKS Mania. The DeeCRACKS is Austria’s answer to pop punk ala Teenage Bottlerocket and to a lesser extent the Riverdales. This band wonderfully executes Ramones 3 chord- style punk rock. If you haven’t heard them before then DeeCRACKS […]