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Wine of the Month: Kúria Sopron Merlot 2017

Well, it is not as easy as the photo may suggest. Harvest is just about to begin for Etyeki Kúria winery in their Sopron vineyard, and of course it will take a long time for the grape to be transformed into bottled wine. The second vintage of this Merlot has…

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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”…

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Sopron presses ‘RESTART’

Hungary’s most western wine region, Sopron makes the best of the recent situation: instead of moaning over the loss they put all their effort into renewal, which they badly need indeed.

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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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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.

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Let us introduce you Mr Roter Veltliner!

Sopron wines tasting with 50 wines On 3rd October Hotel Gellért, one of the most iconic hotels of Budapest will host a tasting of about 50 wines from 15 wineries from Sopron wine region. The north-west region is the most famous from Kékfrankos (Blaufrankisch), but several wine varieties are grown as well, like Zöld…

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Cabbage in „magnate”style

Etyeki Kúria Kékfrankos and an amazing recipe The Hungarian word ’mágnás’ is not equivalent of magnate. It functions as an adjective as well, not only as a noun, and since it is really rarely used, it has a special taste. A ’mágnás’ dish is rich of something, especially because people…

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Top 5 Kékfrankos for summer nights

Gold medals from X. International Kékfranos Contest The city of Szekszárd hosts a biannual conference focusing on Kékfrankos grape variety, and the conference is also the event when the biannual international Kékfrankos contest results are announced. This jubilee contest is an extra occassion: 2018 is the official Year of Kékfrankos grape. Kékfrankos is…

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