Austria + Hungary
For this month’s edition of thebacklabel, we make our way to Austria and Hungary, and the mark of an empire. That empire was the Soviet Union, and the impact of communism on the wine industry was real. We’re exploring a few WA all-time faves like Zweigelt, Grüner Veltliner, and Furmint. But we’ve also found some new bffs like Pinot Blanc, Blaufränkisch, and Portugieser.