The Sound of Wine

Two guys, two bottles, two playlists.

People call them the “punk winemakers” – Christoph Artner, manager and owner of the Austrian vineyard Artner, and Gerald Travnicek, DJ and radio presenter. They share two passions: wine
and music. And because these two can be combined so well, in 2010 they focused their own wine label around this theme. With the name Punk’s Finest, they left aside the boring design of wine labels and elite descriptions, and advertised their adult grape juice with colorful, loud imagery reminiscent of record covers, using their own jargon.

 For COMPANION, the expert duo selects two bottles from their summer range and puts together fitting playlists to go with them: a white wine for a sunny afternoon and a red one for a mild evening. How do they taste? Read and hear about it. Or, much better, taste them for yourself – at the Dachboden at Vienna’s 25hours Hotel, for example.

 

DAYDREAMER

Around 70% Veltliner and 30% Muscatel combine to make this wine soft to drink – but it doesn’t taste soft at all: flowers in the nose and pepper in the aftertaste. The accompanying “taste recommendation”: close your eyes, take a sip, and let yourself daydream.

 

ROTTEN

A full wine that remains light. As if made for a summer evening with friends, where everything and nothing can be discussed. 60% Zweigelt makes up the base, 30% Merlot gives the wine its strength and 10% Blauer Portugieser is the spice that every good conversation needs. This doesn’t bring glamor to the glass, but rather character.

 

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