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Haraszthy
Free delivery of Haraszthy wines

Are you stuck in Budapest? Then among all the gloomy news we have a cheerful one: Haraszthy Winery will deliver your order (in case of a minimum of 12 bottles webshop order) free of charge. Free shipment applies to most districts in Budapest (I., II., III., IV., V., VI., VII.,…

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Eger winemakers unite to help feed medical staff

Eger Wine Workshop, an association of renowned winemakers of Eger has donated 1552 bottles of wine to collect funds to finance meals for people working in hospitals, National Health Service institutions, emergency rooms and other medical units. Eger Lions Club is coordinating the project. “Long working hours, endless shifts –…

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3 superb “golden” red wine by Berliner Wine Trophy

The German competition claims to be the largest international contest under OIV patronage, and it also claims to be one of the strictest ones: “With the self-imposed limit of 7,000 submissions each in February and July, the BWT is the first international wine contest that has introduced a limit for…

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Happy birthday, Riesling!

Did you know? 13 March is the birthday of Germany’s most celebrated grape. Wines of Germany started to celebrate it only last year – but it does not mean that the variety is only one year old, of course. In fact Germany’s star grape is at least 585 year old,…

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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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Find some comfort in these hard times!

These days the whole word is watching staticstics, learning precautions and trying to adapt to a new situation. Wine events are cancelled in many countries, also in Hungary. VinCE Budapest Wine Show is postponed to 6–7 June, Rosalia Festival is also postponed, the new date is yet to be announced….

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3 unforgettable bike routes in Hungary

Spring has arrived, it is time to get on a bike and enjoy the lovely vineyards. With bike you are allowed to taste some wine – of course you have to obey the rules of traffic, but now zero tolerance does not refer to cyclists (there was a time when…

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And the bulls keep fighting…

Two wine regions are allowed to make the world famous Bull’s Blood blend in Hungary, though as a consequence of the mass production of the communist era, Bull’s Blood is rather infamous, therefore now quality producers prefer using the Hungarian term ‘Bikavér’ to avoid wrong connotations.

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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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