2018 January

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3 top rose wines to greet February

  A Nero, a Pinot and a blend Sometimes even Santa Claus is fed up with winter and opens a bottle of fresh, crispy rosé wine – it must be the reason behind a special wine contest organized in Hungary annualy. National ’Miklós’ Day Rosé Contest is held on Miklós…

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A wine region with its own currency!

  „Kékfrank” banknotes from Sopron, Hungary Sopron has a peculiar importance for Hungary: it is often cited as the city of faith or the faithful city. After the I World War the Treaty of Trianon attached Sopron and its surrounding villages to Austria, however a revolt broke out. Negotiations started…

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Super 12 white and red wines

  The best Hungarian wines according to wine writers The Circle of Hungarian Wine Writers was founded in 2016, and it has 26 members. Apart from working on making wine media a better phenomenon, the Circle organizes an annual wine competition. The first contest was held in 2016, results can…

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Stars’ favourites

  7 stories with celebrities and Hungarian wines Motion picture industry has increased significantly in Hungary in the past decade, and as a result of the mushrooming film studios, one can spot several international movie stars in bars and restaurants of Budapest. Some of them are „fully relaxed” when they…

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An ideal pair for Pinot Noir


  Duck liver, apple, sage brioche and Kristinus Pinot The following dish is delicious, and though the recipe looks complicated, in fact it is not difficult at all. The new ‘Sommelier Line’ Pinot Noir by Kristinus Wine Estate, South Balaton is a special, elegant wine, which makes a superb company…

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Furmint Day 2.0

  Taste it, like it, share it! On the first day of February we are celebrating furmint for the second time. This popular variety of the Carpathian Basin lends itself to an extremely wide range of winemaking styles. The diversity of Furmint is really spectacular ranging from sparkling wines and…

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Badacsony terroir: century long tradition

  Sabar team gives recommendations to visitors What is so special about the terroir of Badacsony? Why is the local community so active and cohesive? What are the most important grape varieties? In the following interview Gábor Ádám, leader of Sabar Wine House and Bálint Földi winemaker will answer these…

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