Not only does Austria make wine, it makes fantastic world-class wines. But why are we telling you about this gem of a wine region now? Austrian wines are all about immediacy—and they’re made to consumed fresh and young and with a smile. Simply put: They’re perfect for summer quaffing. If you like refreshing white wines (and who doesn’t?), there’s simply no reason not to be a fan of Austria. Their zesty Grüner Veltliners, racy Sauvignon Blancs, and floral Gemischter Satz field blends are all known for their exceptional purity and “Ahhh”-inducing crispness. And don’t pass up the red wines of Austria: lithe, juicy-fruited, mineral-laden, and mouthwatering are just a few words that barely scrape the surface of such wine world wonders as Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent, and Zweigelt.