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When I visited Austria in June 2000, it was hot and dry, and the growing season was already three to four weeks ahead of normal. The pattern held, resulting in ripe, muscular dry whites in 2000. Add to this the host of excellent reds and elegant dessert wines made in Burgenland in 1999, and wine lovers have excellent choices from three distinct Austrian wine styles among the country's current releases.
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