Archive for the 'Balaton and Somlo' Category

Aug 31 2016

Badacsony in the eye of the beholder

full tasting notes, badacsony, szent györgy hegy,

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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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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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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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Jul 13 2009

Travel back in history of Balaton wine and the Scheller Estate, Sandor Toth

Tóth Sándor Monostorapáti, Balatonfelvidék, Scheller Estate

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Jul 11 2009

The rebirth of an old grape variety, the Pintes

I like unique grape varieties, especially when they have a certain style, quality and can not be found anywhere else. Deep in the county of Zala, official name is Balaton-melléke (I hope they don´t changed it, while I’m writing this) wine region is a family estate which produces the Pintes, the Veress Family- Vinum Veress Estate.

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Jan 11 2009

Two healthy liquids at one place, Balatonfüred

Of course wine is one of them and the other one is the so called “sour” water, medicinal (mineral) water which made Balatonfüred very popular back in the days.

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Jan 04 2009

Pumping over – at the Lazar (Lázár) Winery in the Keszthely hills

I got invited to some cellar, winery activities the day before New Years Eve, so I could say no as Tibor is also a good friend and his father does a nice Zenit wine as well. Meant to be for friends and private consumption only, hence no bottling in the real sense takes place.

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Dec 21 2008

The Great Somlo and parts of the Balaton – Zala wine regions

In our Wine Society we developed a kind of habit, we tried to visit those wine makers who visited us. The mission was Somló (Béla Fekete, Imre Györgykovács) and some wine regions around the lake Balaton (János Veress, dr. Károly Bakonyi and Papp Winery, Öregbaglas).

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