Hungarian Wine Articles
Tokaji vs. Sauternes: Comparing Two Legendary Sweet Wines
Tokaj Aszú and Sauternes are both sought-after sweet wines. We’ll fill you in on the key similarities and differences between the these two botrytized beauties.
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.
Etyek Wine Region: Where Limestone and Cool Weather Equal Bubbles
Etyek—the region sitting in Budapest’s shadows—has historically been known for its sparkling wines. Its limestone soil and colder climate make it Hungary’s best region to grow Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, …
Csókaszőlő: A Remarkable Grape Brought Back From Hungary’s Past, Now In The US
Csókaszőlő is an ancient Hungarian variety which is experiencing a (very) small revival thanks to a few committed—and stubborn—winemakers. We’ve now brought it to the US.
Baltonfüred-Csopak PDO – A Guide to the Wine Region
Balatonfüred-Csopak is Lake Balaton’s—and Hungary’s—Olaszrizling hotspot. The region boasts some of the country’s best Olaszrizling, and an independent trademark protection system guaranteeing quality…
Ágnes Németh: Wine Journalist, Judge, and Hungarian Wine Missionary
Taste Hungary’s interview with Agnés Németh—a wine journalist, who is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hungarianwines.eu, which serves to promote and showcase the world of Hungarian wine.
Gere Kopar: How Attila Gere Created an Icon in Villány
Attila Gere’s Kopar is arguably one of Hungary’s best-known wines. Full-bodied, and age-worthy, it has been one of Hungary’s most sought after wines since its first vintage in 1997.
Fekete Járdovány: A Forgotten Grape, Brought Back to Life in Villány
Attila Gere’s Fekete Járdovány is a one-of-a-kind wine, made from an ancient Carpathian basin grape which is hardly grown anywhere. This is the only commercially-available wine made from this grape.
Franc Over Sauvignon: Hungary’s Love Affair With The Cabernets
The story of how a country come to focus on making premium wines from a lesser-known grape, rather than the world’s most planted red variety, Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.
Taste Hungary Wine Club: From Hungarian Vineyards, to American Doorsteps
We just launched our latest project—an online wine shop and Hungarian Wine Club in the US. It has been a long time coming. But if I trace it back, it was my first visit to Hungarian vineyards that spa…
Kál Basin (Káli Medence) PDO: A Guide to the Wine Region
The eight settlements in the Kál Basin also fall within the boundaries of three other wine regions, but due to its unique volcanic landscape and historical relevance, it has boasted its own 453-hectar…