History – Legends and Stories

When were the first wines made in Hungary? Which kings admired Tokaji wines the most? Did Hungarian force defenders really drink the blood of the bulls? Did ‘Juhfark’ wine really help the queen to give birth to a boy? True stories as well as legends can be found on this page. Enjoy reading!

Hungary has a bright future

– How about the beginning? How did you become a wine expert? – I was working in a bar in the town where I grew up, in North Yorkshire, England, while I was at college. I had no idea what I wanted to do as a career and was studying…

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…

“Bloody” legends and crystal clear regulations

  Two tools that help selling Egri Bikavér Wine has to be of outstanding quality to achieve international fame, that’s obvious – and unfortunately it is not enough to sell the wine. For the success a good story is useful, plus clear, strict regulations are needed so that the same…

A brave martyr girl – let’s remember her!

Hungary is famous for its beautiful girls. Well, it is definitely true! And our young ladies are not only charming and attractive, but also brave. The story of Magita, a young girl is a good example of it. Turkish troops invaded Hungary in 1526 and they stayed for quite a…

History of Hungarian Wines

  History of Hungarian Wines Written by Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (The Oxford Companion to Wine, Fourth edition)   Vine-growing and winemaking have been practised in what is modern Hungary since at least Roman times, when it was part of the Roman province of Pannonia. The Magyar tribes who…

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