Bulls Blood (AKA Bikavér / pronounced: bik-ah-vair) name dates back to centuries. It originated from the siege of Eger Castle in 1552, during the Ottoman Wars in Europe. The legend holds; two thousand men, women and children defended the castle and triumpher over 30-40,000 Turks. Eventually, the vanquished declared, that the victors must have been
Tokaj or Tokaji? Generally speaking Tokaj refers to the town and/or to the wine region itself, hence people think of the place, but if it is spelled Tokaji, they refer to the wine, which is produced in the region of Northeastern Hungary. Why is Tokaj so special? There are many reasons why Tokaj and its
Hungarian Masterclass with the Hungarian Wine House Hungarian Wine House hosted a wine tasting this year in July. It was held at the Hungarian Cultural Centre at Convent Garden London, which belongs to the Hungarian State (but no passport is need it to enter the building). Our aim was different this time, approaching the general
History Hungarian wine has a history dating back to at least Roman times. The best-known wines are the white dessert wine Tokay (Tokaji) and Bull’s Blood (Egri Bikavér), a full-bodied red wine. The Romans brought vines to Pannonia, and by the 5th century AD, there are records of extensive vineyards in Hungary. Following the Magyar
The smell Maybe it sounds strange, but first we taste with our nose. If we plug our nose in a complex wine, a kind of feeling may arise that a full lexicon of data, sensation, impression break into our neck. The real fun starts here. Breathe deeply the wine fragrance what emerging in the glass.
First Steps … What you would like to know about wine tasting! Wine is a luxury product or we can call a panacea. Besides the fact that it is able to both energize and relax, launch discussions with the winemaker with your friends or your love. So it is not the point, that where, when
Eiswein Designates German wines produced from grapes frozen on the vine, and pressed while still frozen. Freezing concentrates not just the sugar in the grapes, but also acidity and extract. For best results, a frost of at least -8 °C/18 °F is required, for which grapes are generally harvested between five and eight in the
The Hungarian Wine House (Magyar Borház) is a primarily online trading wine house founded by a young Hungarian, living in London for several years.