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Royal Tokaji Szamorodni

The Royal Tokaji Édes Szamorodni 2017 came to the market in 2019. I had a chance to taste it for the first time in February 2020 at the Furmint Február tasting. With only seconds plus two rounds of taste-and-spit, this wine set an impression so pleasing that it had me searching for a proper date after the show.

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The Return of Modri les Noirs

The Pinot Noir landscape is varied and hyper-global. Touted as ‘the heartbreak grape’, many winemakers around the world feel inspired to take on Pinot Noir’s demanding and finicky nature. And when a variety is grown in so many drastically different viticultural places, the question of varietal typicity becomes an open-ended question. Whether intentional or not: …

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Villányi Franc & Franc

Tokaj might be the most famous and world-renowned Hungarian wine region. But ask a local what region they want to visit for a wine holiday and many will answer Villány. Located in the south, Villány was the first region to begin the quest for quality after the fall of communism. They have worked hard to …

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Ten Volcanic Wines From GoVolcanic

Volcanic wines are a hot subject these days and GoVolcanic proved to be an explosive tasting. Bad jokes aside, the first edition of GoVolcanic in Budapest, Hungary proved to be an interesting event. There were great volcanic wines from all over the world including Hungary, Austria, Israel, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal, Italy, France, and the USA. …

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Villa Tolnay Csobancz Cabernet Franc Unfiltered

Villa Tolnay Csobáncz Cabernet Franc Unfiltered 2017

Villa Tolnay, ‘Csobáncz’ Cabernet Franc Unfiltered 2017 Cabernet Franc is one of the most popular red grapes in Hungary. The Hungarian wine region of Villány has made Cabernet Franc its signature variety and thanks to that promotion, wineries throughout the country have had success growing and selling wines made from the grape. It’s grown in …

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