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An easy-to-make delicacy with poppyseed

Poppyseed in crucial in Hungary. When we joined the EU, banning the use of poppyseed was an issue, and to calm things down, the government had to demonstrate that yes, we are allowed to go on cooking with poppyseed – so we had an EU festival with free “mákos guba”…

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Stay in your country – and enjoy great Hungarian wines

The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has organized a wine selection since 2001, and now it sends the selected wines to 140 embassies and other institutes all over the world – which makes the ministry the largest exporter of Hungarian wines. Wines are selected in two categories: “grand…

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Happy birthday, Riesling!

Did you know? 13 March is the birthday of Germany’s most celebrated grape. Wines of Germany started to celebrate it only last year – but it does not mean that the variety is only one year old, of course. In fact Germany’s star grape is at least 585 year old,…

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The absolute winner of Villány Regional Wine Contest

308 wines entered the 59th annual Villány Wine Contest and 81 gold medals were given. The results have just been announced. Only 6 of the gold medal winners received the highest prize – the Great Gold Medal. Bock Cabernet Franc 2015 was selected the Best Villányi Franc, and the absolute…

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Find some comfort in these hard times!

These days the whole word is watching staticstics, learning precautions and trying to adapt to a new situation. Wine events are cancelled in many countries, also in Hungary. VinCE Budapest Wine Show is postponed to 6–7 June, Rosalia Festival is also postponed, the new date is yet to be announced….

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Who is the next winemaker on the floor?

While in Hollywood you can see names of celebrated movie stars in Walk of Fame, in Budapest, Hungary you can see similar stars, but they belong to celebrated winemakers. Borászok borásza (Winemaker of the Winemakers) is an award with great prestige, because the winner is selected by the winemakers themselves,…

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3 unforgettable bike routes in Hungary

Spring has arrived, it is time to get on a bike and enjoy the lovely vineyards. With bike you are allowed to taste some wine – of course you have to obey the rules of traffic, but now zero tolerance does not refer to cyclists (there was a time when…

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Go to Budapest and go pink!

Rosalia Festival is a joyous outdoor wine event dedicated exclusively to rosé and sparkling wines – but the emphasis is on the crispy, fresh, pink delicacies. On 15–17 May around 70 wineries will present their new vintage rosé wines along with some older ones.

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