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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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Grand Kékfrankos Tasting in Budapest

21 April, Hotel Gellért If you think you know this grape variety, try to do our small, 5 minute quiz! Not the best results? No problem, participate in the next huge tasting of the grape variety in Budapest, and you will surely become an expert of this beautiful variety.

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A wine region with its own currency!

  „Kékfrank” banknotes from Sopron, Hungary Sopron has a peculiar importance for Hungary: it is often cited as the city of faith or the faithful city. After the I World War the Treaty of Trianon attached Sopron and its surrounding villages to Austria, however a revolt broke out. Negotiations started…

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Taschner Winery and Sparkling Wine Cellar

In the farthest west corner of Hungary, where the surface of Lake Fertő (Neusiedler in German) turns the most severe winters into mild ones, vineyards of great quality have given fruit since the Roman times.

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