Tamás Borbély (Photo by Zsolt Szigetváry)
Meet Mr Olaszrizling!

Olaszrizling grape variety is the most widely planted white grape in Hungary. (In fact not exactly, the so called Bianca took the lead, but that one is a grape for mass production, thus Olaszrzling is No1 regarding grapes for quality wines.) It is an amazingly versatile variety. Lovely when consumed…

Love and bonfire – needed more than ever!

Haraszthy Vineyard has several evitable merits: it was one of the pioneers to put Etyek on the wine map of the world (Etyek–Buda wine region near Budapest), plus it has always managed to add some exotic spice to rural Hungary. I remember my first experience visiting them, well after midnight…

Celebrate the ‘sheep’s tail’ again in October!

The indigenous grape variety, Juhfark of the volcanic Somló wine region is best displayed at this annual grand tasting, this year on 17th October. 13 Somló producers present 24 Juhfark wines personally, workshops are also conducted and of course it is worth staying longer to visit the wineries.

Sustainable fine dining in the vineyard

This table below is waiting for those food and wine connoisseurs, who care about our planet and who are seeking something unique, the “one in a million” wine event. As we reported earlier this year, Kristinus Wine Estate is proceeding well with its conversion into a biodynamic estate. With its…

“Limited edition” Budapest Wine Festival

The spectacular outdoor wine event has been the favourite of many winelovers for decades, partially thanks to its picturesque venue – the UNESCO World Heritage Castle of Buda. Winemakers usually poured their wines personally, thus it was an important meeting point for the trade. This year due to COVID–19 the…

The best value summer red wine: Lajver Color Cuvée

What is the best summer wine like? It should be fruity, easy to drink and ideally pairs well with grilled dishes. Color Cuvée 2018 from Lajver Wine Estate in Szekszárd wine region has received the second most scores at the panel tasting of VinCE Magazine. The winner is Jackfall Winery…

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Tokaji Aszú as a summer wine? Yes!

In the heat of the summer we do not really feel like drinking sweet wine, however, Tokaji Aszú is a different case. The golden colour of the wine brings sunshine even when the sky is cloudy, the aromas and flavours are abundant from dried apricot through citrus fruits to date,…

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