A Tale of Two Countries

This is a tale of two countries, the story of a winner and a loser. Austria is the winner. Switzerland is the loser. Except for that little detail, they have much in common.

Both are small, landlocked nations in the middle of Europe with some spectacular vineyard sites that can produce some wonderful wines. Both make just tiny amounts of their best wines. Both are dwarfs on the international fine-wine battlefield ruled by titans such as Bordeaux and California.