International Wine Show Prague, 23 October
The Prague B2B event will take place on 23rd October for the 21st time. At the last edition a record number of trade visitors attended the exhibition: „Over 750 visitors from the professional public, sales and wine trade, with a share of distributors and HORECA segment visited the 20th IWSP. Visitors could taste wines from 70 exhibitors from 13 countries. The high share of wine merchants is a positive result of the ever-increasing demand of the wine market in the Czech Republic due to its higher standard of living and popularity of wine drinking.” The upcoming show has already beaten the number of countries represented, until now exhibitors from 15 countries have registered. Hungary will be represented by 11 wineries, you can taste wines for example from Bock Cellar (Villány), Csányi Winery (Villány), Grand Tokaj (Tokaj) Koch Winery (Hajós–Baja and Villány), Thummerer Winery (Eger). IWSP can boast some special guests like Romana Echensperger MW from Germany (Chair of exhibition), Caro Maurer MW (also from Germany), who will conduct a masterclass ont he wines of Israel and Alexander Koblinger MS (Austria), who will hold a sommelier workshop and a masterclass on wines of Hungary!
The event is admission free but for professionals only. Registration
3 wines you must taste at the exhibition
- Thummerer Egri Bikavér Superior 2013, Eger
One of the flagship wines of the winery, made only in the best vintages. A fully ripened, developed great wine with stunning character and soft tannins. It is made of 40% Kékfrankos, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet sauvignon, 15% Cabernet franc, 10% Syrah. The wines are aged separately as varietal wines for is months, then the blend is aged for another 12 months, which is followed by long bottle ageing. VinAgora gold medal and other acknowledgements.
This Mundus Vini silver winner wine has deep ruby colour. The developing layered nose has aromas of plum, cherry and also shows some spicy notes. The full-flavoured and perfectly balanced palate has underlying acidity that helps to emphasize the fruit character of the wine. This wine has a velvety texture with finely integrated tannin. The toasted and sweet spicy notes are in harmony with the fruitforward taste and increase the complexity of the wine. For celebrating.
Fresh, lovely dried apricot, spring flowers with chamomile on the nose with dried orange, tropical fruits and charming rose pepper. „Colourful nose.” Jammy plum and apricot combined with refreshing fruitiness on the palate. Full bodied wine with great complexity and length, with the perfect balance of alcohol and sugar. It fills the mouth with endless juiciness.