History – Legends and Stories

When were the first wines made in Hungary? Which kings admired Tokaji wines the most? Did Hungarian force defenders really drink the blood of the bulls? Did ‘Juhfark’ wine really help the queen to give birth to a boy? True stories as well as legends can be found on this page. Enjoy reading!

Kissed by a buffalo in Sopron

Do you know what buffalo kiss is? Well, it is a less known type of “fröccs” aka wine spritzer. Fröccs is simply wine and soda water, and it is highly popular in Hungary. The different names refer to the different ratio of wine and soda. The most common is “nagyfröccs”…

A wine region with its own currency!

  „Kékfrank” banknotes from Sopron, Hungary Sopron has a peculiar importance for Hungary: it is often cited as the city of faith or the faithful city. After the I World War the Treaty of Trianon attached Sopron and its surrounding villages to Austria, however a revolt broke out. Negotiations started…

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A brave martyr girl – let’s remember her!

A brave martyr girl – let’s remember her!   Hungary is famous for its beautiful girls. Well, it is definitely true! And our young ladies are not only charming and attractive, but also brave. The story of Magita, a young girl is a good example of it. Turkish troops invaded…

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History of Hungarian Wines

  History of Hungarian Wines Written by Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (The Oxford Companion to Wine, Fourth edition)   Vine-growing and winemaking have been practised in what is modern Hungary since at least Roman times, when it was part of the Roman province of Pannonia. The Magyar tribes who…

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