Dranging over sturm
September 12, 2010 4:47 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find sturm (the cloudy young Austrian wine) in NYC?

I just got back from a trip to Vienna, where I fell in love with Sturm (apparently a/k/a Federweisser) - a cloudy, sweet, sparkling, incredibly tasty young wine that they serve all over Vienna this time of year.

I didn't bring any home with me, because it's deliberately packed in unsealed bottles so that the ongoing fermentation doesn't cause an explosion.

Anyone know where I could get Sturm or something similar in or near NYC?
posted by Eshkol to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Sturm is still fermenting, so you're going to have to go to a vineyard. Given the liquor regulations in this country, I'm pretty sure it can't be shipped, or even sold commercially.

It's possible that at a wine-tasting shortly after harvest you'll be able to find it at a winery, but I've not seen it in the US. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist, just not at the places I've toured.

Sorry. Best of luck in finding it.
posted by DaveP at 5:02 AM on September 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

I'm also in love with the stuff, but as DaveP says it's both immensely seasonal and immensely regional, so I think you're out of luck (as am I, more's the pity!).
posted by Coobeastie at 5:25 AM on September 12, 2010

Best answer: This is a blog entry about an American product you can use to make something very like it.
posted by Flitcraft at 8:51 AM on September 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Anthony Road Wine has an annual Federweisser Fest. According to their website, it's on 18 September this year. It's in NY State, but up past Ithaca.
posted by chrisulonic at 9:08 AM on September 12, 2010

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