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Pannon Passport – a document to great wines

Pannon Wine Guild is an association uniting iconic family wineries of Hungary. The Guild had planned to have a workshop with 20 wines just at this weekend at VinCE Budapest Wine Show, but, like many other events, it was cancelled (it is postponed to 6–7 June). While wine lovers are…

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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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Eastern weekend where wonders happen – Gere’s Hotel

A few weeks ago I was in Villány with an Indian and a Canadian lady, both wine experts. After visiting the fascinating underground labyrinth of Csányi Winery and tasting superb Villányi Franc, we still had some 80 minutes to kill. In a sleepy small town in February, what’s worse, it…

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Icon wineries at ProWein Hungarian pavilon

The largest international wine expo hosts thousands of wineries, visitors need previous preparation to avoid getting lost in mediocre wines. Put the Hungarian booth on your schedule, because you will find true icons within a few squaremeters. Are you looking for  the Hungarian equivalent of Gaja or Mondavi? Visit H03…

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18 January Vince Day – heart warming event in the cold

As we wrote earlier, Vince Day is the day dedicated to the patron of the vineyard (Saint Vincent) and is celebrated with several programmes in Villány. Bock Cellar awaits guests with a wine dinner, barrel tasting and special offer in the hotel, Gere Attila Winery invites winelovers for a Vince…

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Only a few tickets left for Golden Villány tasting!

An exclusive walkabout tasting will take place tomorrow, on 11 October at Stefánia Palace in Budapest. Only medal winner wines from Hungary’s mediterranean wine region will be showcased. More than 20 wineries, more than 50 top wines in one place, with one ticket (it costs only 6000 HUF / 18…

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Save the date: Franc & Franc in Villány

As Michael Broadbent said, Cabernet Franc has found its home in Villány. Indeed, it gives complex and outstanding wines, thus the wine region created an appellation called Villányi Franc, which is strictly controlled by the board of the region.

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