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Craft beer with Heumann Syrah marc

Though craft beer is trendy in Hungary, now breweries suffer serious decrease of sale because craft beers are mostly sold in bars – and bars are closed. However, home delivery still works, so why not order some beer? Especially when the beer is made with the marc of one of…

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The absolute winner of Villány Regional Wine Contest

308 wines entered the 59th annual Villány Wine Contest and 81 gold medals were given. The results have just been announced. Only 6 of the gold medal winners received the highest prize – the Great Gold Medal. Bock Cabernet Franc 2015 was selected the Best Villányi Franc, and the absolute…

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Eastern weekend where wonders happen – Gere’s Hotel

A few weeks ago I was in Villány with an Indian and a Canadian lady, both wine experts. After visiting the fascinating underground labyrinth of Csányi Winery and tasting superb Villányi Franc, we still had some 80 minutes to kill. In a sleepy small town in February, what’s worse, it…

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If Cupid were a buck

In most cases people would not appreciate the stab of a buck, espacially when having a romantic date. But there is an exception: Bock Cellar in Villány has a buck in their logo (the Swabish name means buck as well), and their wines give just the right amount of momentum…

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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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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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Icon wineries at ProWein Hungarian pavilon

The largest international wine expo hosts thousands of wineries, visitors need previous preparation to avoid getting lost in mediocre wines. Put the Hungarian booth on your schedule, because you will find true icons within a few squaremeters. Are you looking for  the Hungarian equivalent of Gaja or Mondavi? Visit H03…

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Have you ever dared to taste sour lungs? It’s time!

Sauska estate – in fact two estates, one in red wine focused Villány and one in Tokaj – is famous for its precise, elegant, world-class wines. One of the latest evidences: Wine & Spirit US wine magazine (2019 December issue) published a collection of wine notes of top 24 wines…

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18 January Vince Day – heart warming event in the cold

As we wrote earlier, Vince Day is the day dedicated to the patron of the vineyard (Saint Vincent) and is celebrated with several programmes in Villány. Bock Cellar awaits guests with a wine dinner, barrel tasting and special offer in the hotel, Gere Attila Winery invites winelovers for a Vince…

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