Celebrate national BBQ month this month with some traditional cuisine and wines from Austria!
Instead of plopping some hot dogs on the grill this weekend, why not try am Austrian bratwurst? Sure you might think Oktoberfest when you think bratwurst, but really this is a delicacy that can be enjoyed all year round!
Ingredients for "Austrian Bratwurst"
2 teaspoons Salt
1/4 teaspoon ground Marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground Coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground Cardamom
1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
1 teaspoon White Pepper
1 drop Lemon
3/4 cup Milk
1 medium Sausage Casing, prepared
But what is a grilling party without a little wine? In my opinion it just isn't the same.
For this venture we opted to try the Anita Hans Nittnaus Pannobile 2006 a blend of 70% Zwigelt and 30% Blaufrankisch from the Burgenland. The deep earthy cherry flavors that come through on the nose were enough to alert us that this was going to be a delightful wine. On the palate the soft tannin and good fruit balance compliments the salty character of the bratwurst and brought out the natural charcoal flavors. Overall a great pairing - just as we expected.