Year of the Flood
Despite a summer deluge, Austria's growers experienced an excellent harvest in 2002
Abundant rainfall is not usually associated with high quality wines. In August of 2002, Austria's top wine regions experienced torrential rains for a four-day period, causing the worst flooding in over a century.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 30, 2004.