An ode to that infamous bottom-shelf Bull’s Blood, and all the others that followed
My journey with Hungarian wine began with a bottle of Hungary’s most infamous wine, picked from the bottom shelf of a convenience store. Since then it has taken off in many directions.
20 Questions about Hungarian Wine For Exotic Wine Travel
Twenty questions about Hungarian wine with Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan—the duo of globetrotting wine writers behind Exotic Wine Travel.
Dobos Torta: Hungary’s Iconic Layered Beauty (With a Recipe)
In a country renowned for its beautiful baked goods, the glistening and golden-tinted Dobos torta is arguably Hungary’s most famous layer cake.
Ödön Lechner’s Budapest: Hungary’s Master of Art Nouveau
Barcelona has Gaudi—whose masterfully whimsical buildings dot the city—and Budapest has Ödön Lechner, the father of the Hungarian Secession movement, which was Hungary’s brand of art nouveau.
The “Drinking Cure”: Mineral Water Straight from The Source in Budapest
The variety of bottled water available in Hungarian shops is wide to the point of being bewildering, but mineral water doesn’t only come bottled. You can get an even more intense mineral water by goin…
Hungary’s Unique Szilveszter (New Year’s) Traditions and Superstitions
In Hungary, you’d be doing yourself a disservice for the rest of the year if you didn’t eat plenty of lentils to ring in the new year.
Tokaji Aszú: The Story of The World’s Oldest Sweet Wine
A bottle of Tokaji aszú holds deep history, fascinating myths, much hard work, centuries of passion, and plenty of sheer luck.
Discovering Tokaj’s Sweet Secrets: At Home in Erdőbénye
Winemakers in Tokaj are singularly obsessed with a fungus called botrytis. And I had become fascinated by these winemakers who go to such lengths and expense to make this traditional wine.