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Comprehensive Tokaj tasting in Budapest

14 March – the day before Hungary commemorates the Revolution and Fight for Liberty in 1848–49 – will see an event dedicated to our national treasure. Wines of Tokaj are magnificent due to the unique terroir and the centuries of winemaking tradition.

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In the footsteps of a legend

In the footsteps of a legend Did you know which winery the best value red came from last year? Well, it was Csányi Winery with their Chateau Teleki Merlot 2015. And have you heard of Zsigmond Teleki, founder of Csányi Winery?

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No more gas masks!

Kristinus, another biodynamic wine estate Is there any relation between „post-communist syndromes” and biodynamic grape growing? I have started to wonder recently about this, because all Hungarian biodynamic producers have come from abroad. Is it because we, Hungary-born citizens are „vaccinated” against innovation?

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Grand Furmint Tasting in Budapest

Grand Furmint Tasting in Budapest February was meant to be the month of Furmint, the flagship grape variety in Hungary. London Furmint campaign starts tomorrow (29 January) and lasts till the end of February, and of course the homeland of Furmint – Hungary – will host several events.

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Pork knuckle and Aureus Cuvée

Pig killing – tough sounds barbarian – used to play and important role in village life. Tamás Gere, owner of Gere Tamás & Zsolt Winery also participated in pig killing events at his mother-in-law’s house. Now pork is delivered all cut, but filling sausage and seasoning it is still crucial…

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The most beloved winery

Vesztergombi Cellar has had a good year. Like last year, this year again they have been chosen the „Favourite Winery” of Pannon broader wine region (along with 4 other wineries), they have received countless gold medals at national and international competitions, export shipments to new markets are on the way,…

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Wine of the Week: Csaba Cuvée

Csaba is an ancient Hungarian name, some claim that the first Csaba was Prince Csaba, son of medieval Attila, the Hun, while according to others Csaba is a name with Turkish origin meaning pastor or gift.

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Do you know Zweigelt grape?

Zweigelt is the most widely planted black grape of Austria with more than 6500 hectares, and the 2nd largest Zweigelt grower country is Hungary with more than 2400 hectares. Due to the Nazi past of the breeder, it was suggested to change to name to Blue Monday.