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  • Far from fasting with the Imperial Renaissance Hotel
    The Imperial Renaissance Hotel in Vienna will draw carnival celebrations to a culinary close this coming Wednesday with their own take on the traditional herring dinner.
  • Austria meets France at 3,000 metres
    The Central Spa Hotel in Sölden, Austria will celebrate the world of wine against its dramatic backdrop of snowy mountains and glaciers, for the 11th year in a row in April.
  • Bernie Rieder creates new charitable rillette with Hink
    Star chef Bernie Rieder has teamed up with Austrian paté makers Hink to create a charitable rillette. With the support of the organisers of charity ball "Dancer against Cancer", the chef has created a trout, salmon and pumpkin rillettes intended to hit the shelves soon.
  • Wech lead the way in GM free poultry
    Austrian poultry company Wech are leading the way in the country’s food industry by altering their animal feed. The everyday chicken and turkey feed will no longer contain any genetically modified (GM) products further improving, they hope, the quality of their product.
  • Carnival krapfen get the all clear
    Viennese carnival "Krapfen" or doughnuts have been given the all clear by Austrian consumer protection. To ensure the upmost quality from the traditional foods, specimens were taken from 42 different producers around the city and tested.
  • English language stand-up comedy returns to St. Anton am Arlberg
    After a rather lengthy break English Language comedy is returning to St. Anton am Arlberg thanks to those lovely people from The Lastminute Comedy Club.
  • BonbonBall crowns 2012's sweetest belle
    The very sweetest belle of the ball was once again crowned at the BonbonBall in Vienna at the weekend. Medical student Anna Sophie Stöbern from Lower Austria was crowned Miss Bonbon at midnight on Saturday in front of some 4,000 guests.
  • Julius Meinl serves up a Laurent-Perrier feast
    The indulgent flag-ship store of gourmet food producer Julius Meinl, will put on a champagne feast tomorrow (Weds) in Vienna. Head Chef Metin Yurtseven will present a seven course menu to diners which will be washed down with the best that Laurent-Perrier has to offer.
  • Urban Ice comes to Austria
    A 30 metre high wall of ice appeared in the Austrian town of Bad Gastein in Salzburg over the weekend for a new ice climbing competition. The enormous wall played host to 20 competitors whilst more than 1,000 spectators watched on.
  • Baby sloth appears at Schönbrunn
    A brand new two-toed sloth baby came into the world at Schönbrunn Zoo on 2 February. After more than two weeks the first pictures of the Austrian Zoo’s new addition have finally been revealed.
  • Affordable Gourmet Weeks around Austria
    Austria’s first class gourmet cuisine is set to become that little bit more accessible during the course of March
  • Bernie Rieder is New Culinary Ambassador
    VIP Austrian chef Bernie Rieder has teamed up with the Austrian Times Group to create an online food magazine in English "Rieder's Digests".
  • Star chef Stefan Marquard working against radiation
    Star chef and TV celebrity Stefan Marquard is out to promote high quality food products and the benefits of food with "positive" energy. The bandana wearing chef, known as the "Pirate in the Kitchen", is now working with Austrian company ERSO (Energy Receive Solution) to reduce electromagnetic radiation in his food.
  • Austria comes out top at organic trade fair
    Austria’s producers came out top in the organic stakes at Nuremberg’s BioFach trade fair over the weekend. The event in Germany which hosted some 2,400 exhibitors, 100 of whom were from Austria, was a roaring success for the country’s organic industry whose products proved hugely popular.
  • Heiligenbrunn celebrates 100 years of Uhudler wine
    Thought of as the home of Uhudler wine, Heiligenbrunn in Austria will celebrate its 100 year of pressing this year. The product which has legally been sold since 1992 has become the small town’s trademark and this year sees it reach a historic milestone.
  • Cheese meet and greet around Austria
    The organisation of Austrian Cheese Sommeliers (VKSÖ) have organised a series of meet and greet events in Austria in honour of cheese and wine offerings from around the world.
  • A glass of Weninger with Meryl Streep
    The Film and Wine matinee at Votiv Kino in Vienna will showcase the talents of both actress Meryl Streep and wine producer Franz Weninger this coming March.
  • Vienna sidewalk cafes under threat
    The streets of Vienna could look very different this summer after changes in public space regulation around the capital city. Café owner Berndt Querfeldt has raised concerns at the detrimental effects that the new legislation could have on the capital city’s culture.
  • Nielsen ready for a night at the opera
    Richard Lugner has praised Brigitte Nielsen as the "nicest Opera Ball guest I have ever had."
  • VieVinum putting Austrian wine on the map
    Every two years the VieVinum wine fair in Vienna showcases the best wine that Austrian and international growers and producers have to offer.
  • Snails make a comeback at Silberwirt
    Viennese vineyard snails were such a delicacy in the middle ages that for some 200 years they were traded at a snail market. This culinary tradition is now being given a new lease of life by the restaurant Silberwirt in Vienna’s Margareten district.
  • Opitz produces Valentine's wine with heart
    Austrian winemaker Willi Opitz has produced his first wine with real heart. The producer from Illmitz has fashioned an especially sweet wine in honour of yesterday’s Valentine’s Day.
  • Billa offer Austria on stickers
    Supermarket chain Billa are offering a chance for those living in Austria to get a fascinating look at the country at the same time as having fun with the kids.
  • Austrian Sekt sparkles at home and away
    In these times of economic and financial crisis it seems Austrians are drinking more sparkling wine than ever. According to the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (ÖWM) some 39 million bottles of Schaumwein (regular sparkling wine) and 22.5 million bottles of Sekt (sparkling wine made using only high quality wines) have been drunk this year alone.
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