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Tokaji Aszú & Sparkling Wines at the end of the year

Exclusive tasting in Buddha-Bar, Budapest On 27 December the coolest hotel of Budapest, Buddha-Bar will host a festive tasting. The event is scheduled around Christmas season, because during Christmas we tend to consume more of our precious golden Tokaji Aszú, while on New Year’s Eve it’s high time for sparkling wines.

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The scholars love the „French Style”

Two Hungarian Universities selected the same red blend The University of Pécs organizes an annual wine contest to select the white and red wine of the university. The white winner is Tribus Cuvée 2017 by the university’s viticulture and oneology research centre, while the red winner is the so called…

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Tounge twister or refreshing pleasure?

11 July, Budapest, Duna broader wine region tasting Cserszegi Fűszeres is a grape variety indigenous in Hungary, and indeed it sounds like a tounge twister for a foreigner. It is a crossing between Irsai Oliver and Red Traminer. The word ‘cserszegi’ refers to the village, where Károly Bakonyi, the creator lived. ‘Fűszeres’ means spicy,…

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Sparkling June

Grand tasting in Budapest, 16 June The annual display of Hungarian and international sparkling wines takes place in the glamorous 5 star hotel called Corinthia Hotel Budapest. Champagne hall is dedicated to champagnes only, samples are to be paid here. Other wines poured by the exhibitors are free for ticket holders.

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5 Hungarian gold medals at Mundus Vini


  Best in Show: Grand Tokaj 6 puttonyos Szarvas Single Vineyard With 33 Grand Gold, 1,102 Gold and 1,575 Silver the Spring Tasting of the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI came to a close last Sunday. Nearly 270 international wine experts from 44 countries spent the six days critically…

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A „Magnum” wine tasting

  More than 200 Hungarian wineries on 17 February Borjour is a team of wine enthusiasts, who organize wine events in a „funky” way – they offer tastings in a river cruise ship, in a roundabout (really!) or in a tunnel deep under the ground. Their largest annual event is…

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Super 12 white and red wines

  The best Hungarian wines according to wine writers The Circle of Hungarian Wine Writers was founded in 2016, and it has 26 members. Apart from working on making wine media a better phenomenon, the Circle organizes an annual wine competition. The first contest was held in 2016, results can…

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New sparkling wine by Koch Winery

  Koch Chardonnay Brut Csaba Koch is famous for putting his relatively unknown wine region, Hajós–Baja on the wine map of Hungary. His winery was awarded Winery of the Year in 2014, and he implemented a system called „happy vines” (see below). He is equally good at making great price-value…

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Koch Wines – an „everlasting lure of Hungary’s fine wines”

  Stephen Barret’s column on The Herald, UK British newspaper and online site’s columnist, Stephen Barret dedicated a whole column on Hungarian wines, and especially Koch wines on 17 November. The Herald is the Trinity Mirror newspaper serving Plymouth. The paid-for newspaper has an ABC circulation of 15,755 and its website at www.plymouthherald.co.uk has more than…

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