2017 March

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A country of rosé wines?

Hungary has an outdoor music festival called Sziget (meaning Island), which has won several awards so far. The monstre annual August event takes place on 9–16 August this year, but on the very first day (the so called zero day) the American star, Pink will give the first show. Around…

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Vogue praising Lake Balaton in off season

Vogue fashion and lifestyle magazine online version dedicated a whole article to experiments you must enjoy at Lake Balaton in spring time, before the high season begins. The author, Alia Akkam must have tasted herself through the north side of the lake – or did her lesson thoroughly – but…

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The Best Wine List in Hungary

VinCE Budapest Wine Show, Hungary’s probably most prestigious wine event took place recently, and besides the hopefully fruitful new relationships made at the fair, another benefit is given to the audience from VinCE wine magazine: the 3rd VinCE Award winners have been announced! The nominations were made by renowned experts,…

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Badacsony in New York

Date: 5 April Location: Erzsébet krt 9–11., Budapest, Hungary, 1073 (New York Café, Hotel Boscolo) Type: Proffesional and consumer Badacsony wine region presents its new vintage wines in New York, in fact in New York Café, a historic café house in Budapest. The cafe was the centre of Hungarian literary…

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Did you know that Tokaj is 120 years ahead Bordeaux?

Few experts know, but Tokaj was the very first in the world to introduce a whole system of appellations controlled, 120 years before Bordeaux classification! From as early as 1730 Tokaj vineyards (altogether 5500 hectares) were classified as first, second or third growth. 800 hectares out of the 5500 were…

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Let’s go to Szent György hill tomorrow!

Endre Szászi has been growing grapes on Szent György hill in Badacsony wine region for over 15 years. He cultivates his vineyards organically and so does he make his wines. His estate is in a spectacular spot offering breathtaking view from the garden of his tiny tasting house and rustic…

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