Although most red wines are dry, it is possible to find sweet red wines. For Example Bor Forras, Murdei, Mundana and Ice Crystal www.hungarianwinehouse.co.uk
A real premium quality Tokaji Essencia is expected to be fairly pricey. Averaging between £500 – £200 per 0.375 l a bottle on a commercial level. Similarly to the price of gold, if someone is selling suspiciously cheap gold, that is below the average price range, it is fairly obvious that something is not right in there.
Hungary makes a wide range of wines; from many unique, classic varieties that cannot be found elsewhere in the world. Kékfrankos, Kadarka, Furmint, Hárslevelű, Irsai Olivér, Cserszegi Fűszeres, Királyleányka, Juhfark, Kéknyelű are just a few traditional Hungarian wine grapes that are used for famous wines such as Bulls Blood, Tokaji Aszu, Tokaji Szamorodni, Tokaji Essencia.
Tokaji dessert wines such as Tokaji Aszú and Essencia is recommended to consume slightly chilled around 10 to 13 °C. Although drinking Tokaji Essencia on higher, room temperatures, the sweetness and aromas might appear more pronounced, the wine will also appear less fresh. Tokaji Szamorodni can be served at lower temperatures between 8 – 12
Bulls Blood is Hungary’s most famous dry red wine. It is a premium quality blended red wine, based on mainly traditional Hungarian red grape varieties. The base wine is Kékfrankos (Blaufrankische). The second most important variety in Bulls Blood is Kadarka, which is another classic local Hungarian red grape variety. Other varieties are also present
Have you heard it’s Furmint February? The month of celebrating Furmint, one of Hungary’s most versatile, noble and widely grown native white grape variety. Furmint accounts for 60% of all white grapes produced in the Tokaj wine region. It therefore takes a large percentage of Hungary’s exported wines too. Yet, on the international wine markets
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
One could say, it was faith, that Tamás Dúzsi became a winery owner and winemaker. It all started in 1964, when Tamás joined the viticulture-winemaking high school class and right after graduation went on to study at the Horticultural University of Gyöngyös. Today the family cultivates 60 hectares of vineyards around Szekszárd and all the
I continue my report with the white wines. In the second part I introduce the white wines from the Winery of the Year 2013, also wines from the Tolna and Zala region. IKON Borászat (IKON Winery) IKON Winery is situated in Rádpuszta, near Balatonlelle on the south shore of Lake Balaton. The vineyards of Rádpuszta
After a 3 years absence due to my business commitments in the United Kingdom I have had a chance to visit the 22nd International Wine Festival in Budapest at the Buda Castle (Budai Vár) this September. I tasted many wines but let’s see the facts by numbers. 82 wines 13 wineries 9 regions 2 days
Several new wine had arrived to our UK warehouse from the following 8 regions: Balatonfüred – Csopak region, Balatonlelle region, Eger region, Etyek-Buda region, Mátra region, Somló region, Szekszárd region, Villány region. They will be available soon but revealed one by one. Help us to decide which wine should be available sooner. Please choose a