(also heurige /-riɡə/)
noun (plural heurigen /-riɡən/)
1(Especially in Austria) wine from the latest harvest.
- The Austrian love for the new wine, or heuriger, is witnessed by dozens of drinking songs.
1.1An 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.
- Cultivating and harvesting grapes, and running a heuriger, have traditionally been a family business.
- 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.
Mid 20th century: Austrian German, literally 'this year's (wine)'.
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