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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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Summer-season at Deák St. Kitchen

  Ritz-Carlton dishes, Kristinus and Lajvér wines Budapest’s award-winning Deák St. Kitchen restaurant – belonging to the Ritz-Carlton hotel – has introduced its summer-season dishes. The restaurant is situated in Deák street adjacent to Deák square, the main junction of underground lines of Budapest. The square and its neighborhood is always vibrant thanks…

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Vineyard tour in the darkest hour!

Night tasting in volcanic Somló wine region on 22-23 June Somló, the smallest volcanic wine region awaits adventurous visitors this Friday and Saturday (22-23 June). On the night of 22, all the wineries will open their doors. At 10 pm bonfires will be lit around the mountain to symbolize the ancient eruptions of the…

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Wine & Music – get relaxed in Tokaj

  Erdőbénye festival, 5–8 July „Bor, mámor, Bénye” could be translated into „Wine, exhilaration, Erdőbény”, and it refers to the Hungarian title (Wine, exhilaration, Provence), of the movie A good year. And indeed, just like Russel Crowe in the movie leaving behind his business career for the tranquility of Provence, thousands of…

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