Archive for the 'Hungarian Wine' Category

May 08 2017

The big picture of Kékfrankos in Hungary – Styles, tastes and more

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Tweet There are several synonyms (e.g. Lemberger, Blaufränkisch, Frankova…) for the variety Kékfrankos and while the exact origin is unknown, still there is a lot to talk about the variety. The “Fränkisch” name was given in the Middle Ages to the varieties, which were of higher levels. Several stories refer back to Charles, the Great […]

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Mar 24 2017

The battle of the two Bikavérs

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Szekszard vs. Eger, full tasting notes of 2015, 2013 and 2012 vintages mainly. The difference between the terroirs of Eger and Szekszard

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May 02 2016

The beauty and diversity of dry furmint

Tweet The beauty and diversity of dry Furmint Just a month after the successful ProWein 2016 where a number of seminars were organized amongst them with some focus on the variety, Furmint as well I finally manage to post my long due notes on the Great Furmint tasting: Furmint February. Another quick word on the […]

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Sep 30 2015

Vertical Tokaji tasting of the Kapi vineyard of Disznókö

kapi vineyard, disznókö, mezözombor, vertical tasting of single vineyard furmint aszú

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Jul 17 2015

Business Wine Budapest – the place to network over a good glass of wine

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Tweet What´s the difference between wine business and business wine? In my book the first is more about the wine while the second is more about the business. The idea behind “business wine” was simply to bring people together from various businesses and different entrepreneurs, managers and executives to share ideas but foremost to conduct […]

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Jun 30 2015

The aromatic white wines of Badacsony

Tweet The (aromatic white) wines of Badacsony I have been a long advocate to put more emphasize on the fragrant, fruity and aromatic white wines. Especially in Hungary where 67% of the planted grapes are white and the majority of them is aromatic or at least semi-aromatic. While there are some outstanding varieties which are […]

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Apr 27 2015

The great Bikavér (bulls blood) tasting Szekszárd vs. Eger

Tweet Bikavér a.k.a. Bulls blood in English is produced in two regions of Hungary, in Eger and Szekszárd. While people say historically speaking, because of the “co-operative” it was more famous in Eger, but this if so was purely based on volume and nothing else. On the other side the majority of people reckon from […]

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Apr 05 2015

The great Furmint tasting reloaded

Tweet Can you ever get tired of Furmint? Don´t think so. The very first of “varietal” tastings was the Furmint February roughly 5 years ago, which shows the variety in great depth mainly from the dry and dryish side. While the quality and style is still very much varying across the line there seems come […]

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Oct 14 2014

Bussay – a legend passed by

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lászló bussay by gabor cseke, zala county, great terroir, history and some unique wines with personality

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Oct 02 2014

Quick catch up: 23rd Budai Borfesztival, the Wine Festival at the Castle

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budai borfesztivál, tasting notes,

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