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3 instant reasons to visit Tornai Winery, Somló

Best great white wine, new chef, gratis „Love Wine” Juhfark: the best wine of a Carpathian variety The National Wine Competition (Országos Borverseny) has announced its results recently. This is the most important contest of Hungarian wines, this year 770 wines entered from 223 wineries. 51 experts evaluated the wines and altogether 234 medals…

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Cabbage in „magnate”style

Etyeki Kúria Kékfrankos and an amazing recipe The Hungarian word ’mágnás’ is not equivalent of magnate. It functions as an adjective as well, not only as a noun, and since it is really rarely used, it has a special taste. A ’mágnás’ dish is rich of something, especially because people…

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A yummy wine in harmony with nature

Dobosi Triangle Organic Olaszrizling from Balaton The first requirement a wine must meet is that it should be delicious. We drink wine because we want to enjoy it with or without a meal. If we know that this wine was made without any or with the minimum intervention to nature, it…

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7 top wines from VinAgora

The largest international wine contest of Hungary The annual international wine compatition called VinAgora, the „wine compass” of Central Europe was held this year in Eger. 545 wines were evaluated from 13 countries including Lebanon, Uruguay and Russia. The international jury consisted of 50 experts. 73 gold medals, 4 great gold medals and…

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The stars of the Formula 1 at the Buddha-Bar Budapest

Celebrate the pilots with Hungarian sparkling wines! Buddha-Bar Budapest is located in one of the most fascinating buildings of Budapest. Klotild Palace is a breathtaking neo-baroque building built on the order of Archduchess Klotilde, daughter of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph in 1899. Buddha-Bar Budapest 5 star boutique hotel opened in 2012, and since…

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A refreshing cocktail made of Tokaji Aszú

  Golden Smash by mixer Matthias Friedlein Are you crazy? – you might think reading the title. The sweet, elaborated white wine of Tokaj is not best choice in the summer heat– though it can be a good aperitif when chilled at summer evening parties. Matthias Friedlein German mixer and blogger created…

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Tounge twister or refreshing pleasure?

11 July, Budapest, Duna broader wine region tasting Cserszegi Fűszeres is a grape variety indigenous in Hungary, and indeed it sounds like a tounge twister for a foreigner. It is a crossing between Irsai Oliver and Red Traminer. The word ‘cserszegi’ refers to the village, where Károly Bakonyi, the creator lived. ‘Fűszeres’ means spicy,…

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Celebrate the blood!

  Bikavér Feast in Eger, 5–8 July Don’t be afraid, this 4 day happening is not a pagan ceremony of sacrificing a bull! On the contrary, the Hungarian name of the event – Bikavér Ünnep – has a more elevated meaning. Festivals are about being together and having fun, while a celebration…

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Top 5 Kékfrankos for summer nights

Gold medals from X. International Kékfranos Contest The city of Szekszárd hosts a biannual conference focusing on Kékfrankos grape variety, and the conference is also the event when the biannual international Kékfrankos contest results are announced. This jubilee contest is an extra occassion: 2018 is the official Year of Kékfrankos grape. Kékfrankos is…

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