One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural heurigenmass noun
1(in Austria) wine from the latest harvest.
- ‘The Austrian love for the new wine, or heuriger, is witnessed by dozens of drinking songs.’
- 1.1count noun An Austrian establishment where wine from the latest harvest is served.
- ‘Those wanting to do serious tastings of these wines will find that many of the best heurigen are in Vienna's 19th quarter.’
- ‘Many heurige close in October, but the Reisenberg has an indoor keller for the winter and you can still stroll on the terrace.’
- ‘Cultivating and harvesting grapes, and running a heuriger, have traditionally been a family business.’
- ‘As the two prepare for the opening of their new heuriger, a traditional alpine restaurant serving rustic food and wine, arguments ensue about everything - including what to argue about!’
- ‘While the wine is what determines the quality of a heurige, the food - usually a buffet of cheese, cold cuts, warm dishes and fresh vegetables - is simple and good.’
Austrian German, literally ‘this year's (wine)’.
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