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Swiss Matterhorn in Hungarian colours

“The most famous mountain peak in the Alps, the Matterhorn, was illuminated with the colors of the Hungarian flag last week, on April 24th at 11 pm to express their solidarity with Hungary during the coronavirus epidemic.

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New Tokaj Dry by Zsirai Winery

When the trend of dry wines of Tokaj wine region began, there was a hot debate whether to emphasise Furmint, the main grape variety (which is great indeed, but grown elsewhere as well, outside Tokaj) or just the word dry, to express the region’s capacity of producing stunning dry whites.

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3 superb “golden” red wine by Berliner Wine Trophy

The German competition claims to be the largest international contest under OIV patronage, and it also claims to be one of the strictest ones: “With the self-imposed limit of 7,000 submissions each in February and July, the BWT is the first international wine contest that has introduced a limit for…

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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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And the bulls keep fighting…

Two wine regions are allowed to make the world famous Bull’s Blood blend in Hungary, though as a consequence of the mass production of the communist era, Bull’s Blood is rather infamous, therefore now quality producers prefer using the Hungarian term ‘Bikavér’ to avoid wrong connotations.

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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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Taschner tasting in Warsaw, Poland

Professionals and winelovers are welcome at Kociołek i Wino on 7 March in Warsaw. The owner, Ewa Hangel has just made a deep dive in Hungarian wines at Borjour Magnum, and her passion for our wines has been enforced.

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