National Geographic : 1968 Jun
Wine mugs clink as a couple samples Heurige-"this year's." The term encom passes both the new wine loved by Vien nese and the wine gardens operated by the vintners themselves. These young people meet at the Reinprecht Heurige in Grinzing. Gaiety in a grotto: Wine lovers fill a Vienna cellar named the Twelve Apostles; a news vendor hawks his papers. Destination of many a foreign visitor seeking conviviality, the Twelve Apostles occupies a basement dug when Vienna lived crowded behind the walls of the Inner City. Finding a haven from time and change, ladies share pastries in the ornate recesses of Demel's, once confectioner to the emperor. Here, as if calorie counting were unknown, customers succumb to such temptations as tarts, eclairs, petit fours, and coffee mit 758 Schlag-mounds of whipped cream.