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József Bock (photo: Szuperfarm.hu)
The largest Portugieser tasting of the world

Portugieser grape variety has nothing in common with Port (in fact the ancient name of the variety, Oporto was taken away by EU in favour of the Portugese wine), Portugieser is a thin skinned, sensitive grape giving ligther, fruity wines for everyday consumption, but in very able hands Portugieser can give outstanding wines…

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The naughty blonde who tamed the devil

New vintage Hërka Chardonnay from Vylyan Vineyard and Winery (Villány wine region) has just been released: fresh and sassy, enchanting and attractive, just like the young lady it was named after. The nose is a complex bunch of aromas: tart lime, saltiness, crispy yellow apple, juniper, cedar, vanilla. The palate is juicy and rich, lingers on…

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Vince Day in Villány – start the year with wine spa

St. Vincent, the patron of vineyards is celebrated on 19 January in Hungarian wine regions (for example in Mád as we wrote earlier). Vince Day (as it is called in Hungary) is the day when priests bless the vines, winemakers taste their fellows’ wines (and vineyard workers get drunk…).

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The intelligent face of Hungary

The Devil’s Cauldron Festival, Villány wine region Biased press, scandals around the election, corruption – these are the most common words in international news about Hungary. In spite of all rumours and existing troubles, citizens are thirsty for living in a normal, democratic world, and if they cannot find normal…

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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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