Archive for the 'Wine Travel Guide – Hungary' Category

Dec 22 2013

Latest Zwack Open notes and more

tasting notes from the zwack open, from around of hungary

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Aug 22 2013

The faces of Sop-Vin and Kékfrankos at the Lövér cellar

Kékfrankos a Hungarian thing, over 95 hectares, from the cellar over the equipment to the wine, the legendary Flandorffer Ignác, so many varieties but why not Furmint? The terroir of Spern Steiner, story of Sopron – birth of the bourgeois

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Jul 02 2013

Thought on Furmint, on classification amongst others at the Oremus winery

Published by under Tokaj

2013 starts off as difficult year: from cold over rain to very hot – bad flowering, what is Furmint? Thought on classification, can dry Furmint age? Oremus – thought on terroir, tasting notes

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Mar 31 2013

Badacsony in New York, or the 30 different shades of the Szürke(barát)

Will be Szürkebarát the big hope of Badacsony? Best of: wines and cellars, faulty wines please don’t, brief tasting notes, the 4T of Badacsony, good mix of international and local varieties, focus on Szürkebarát, more Pinot Gris than Pinot grigio yet it’s different

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Nov 02 2011

Emperor of reds around the Lake Balaton, Cezar winery

From Zala to Sweden and back again, And from sparkling to still wines, It’s easier to pronounce, mainly reds – how unusual, Hungarian business and the way to the supermarket or not, Very late harvest, does it work?

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Jun 17 2011

Back to back, Szeleshát Vineyards and Winery

Published by under Szekszard

From India to London from London to Szekszárd. The roar of the lion. A day to remember: “My son wants to become a winemaker too”. Into the lions cave. Single vineyard approach, we shall see. Szekszárd is fantastic, settling down. Chile could be interesting…

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Oct 18 2009

Thought on dry Furmint and classification

Furmint is under the top 5 white grape varieties when it comes to quality wine making in the world.

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Oct 17 2009

Discover the Kékfrankos

Thought on the grape, the wine, history and culture. Kékfrankos also known under the name of Blaufränkisch in Austria and Lemberger in Germany, occasionally Limburger overseas.

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Sep 20 2009

Protection of origin in Tokaj with Istvan Szepsy

Published by under Tokaj

Istvan Szepsy plays in a totally different league and can not to be compared to any other wine maker in Hungary. His determination and vision is guiding him on the path to make the best wine, he gets into to so much detail one can almost possible not imagine.

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Jul 27 2009

The spirit and joy of life: Vida Winery

Published by under Szekszard

I asked my friend Tibor (Tibor Juhász) to set up an appointment with Péter Vida, from the Vida Winery as I tasted some of his wines but never had met or visited the winery. I had a kind of feeling it its going to be exciting and beside gathering knowledge a definitive experience as well. And I was right…

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