Hello dear friends and followers,

I joined The Alphabet Club hosted by lovely Chiara over at "The Grey Tail".

It is a fun idea, we post a letter each month, starting with "A" and get creative with it. I chose to post words in my mother tongue, Viennese German. Those of you who speak standard German, be warned: This may look like a completely different language to you sometimes! ;-)

So here is my word for this month:


You can hear the word spoken here. I would pronounce it a little different, the speaker is definitely not from our region, but it gives you an idea.

There is a lot of wine grown around here, both white (Grüner Veltliner, Riesling...) and red (Zweigelt, Blauburger...) one and many winegrowers have small wine bars that are open for a few weeks every year, named Heuriger. There the wine and the food (only cold dishes allowed) are rather cheap and it is the perfect place to spend a warm summer evening. You usually order your wine by the amount of an "Achterl", which means 1/8 of a liter. If I would like to order a glass of red house wine I therefore would say "A Achterl Rot, bitte" (the "A" means "Ein" = "One" in Viennese German, so this month's letter alone would also be a word).

I'm looking forward to seeing what everybody else posted, hope you all have fun with this idea!
Greetings to all of you, I am off to the next Heurigen! ;-)


  1. Hopping on from Chiara's blog.Nice post.
    p.s. i love the HUG pillow you stitched.

  2. Great post. Don't drink too many achterls of wine before you do your stitching!

  3. Interesting post thank you.
    Our friends own a vine yard not far from where we live.

  4. Looking forward to reading your posts each month.... love learning new languages - unfortunately the words don't stick in my brain for long but it's great fun to learn them!
    hugs xx

  5. Danke, a new expression to add in my notizbuch for next travels in Austria or Germany. Nothing more to say than "A ta santé". Grüße

  6. Ja, das Achtele kennen wir auch hier in Südwestdeutschland, auch eine Weingegend. Sehr nette Idee und ich freue mich schon auf das nächste Wort.

  7. Liebe Silvia,
    über Brigittes Blog hab ich den Alphabet-Club gefunden und von dort aus dann den Weg zu dir .... lustig, oder? Denn ich bin in Oberösterreich daheim!
    Während ich mir die Alphabet-Club-Geschichte grade so durchgelesen habe, dachte ich bei mir: Welches österreichische Wort mit A könnte man da nehmen - und dann landete ich bei dir. "Achterl" - das perfekte Wort!

    Freue mich immer, wenn ich österreichische Bloggerinnen im Web finde!

    Liebe Grüße