Join Our Free Weekly Virtual Hungarian Wine Tasting Series
Our tours and wine tastings are on indefinite hold. And since we can’t share our food, wine, and culture in person, we are doing it virtually! We will continue our mission of introducing you to new ideas, flavors, and stories about Hungarian culinary culture, but we’ll be doing it via Facebook live until we are back in business!
- Friday Night Facebook Live From Budapest: Tamás, Sebastian, and Christian will be hosting weekly wine classes on Fridays on Facebook live, focusing on rotating themes. Pour yourself a glass of whatever you have on hand, or order the wines in advance to taste along with us (available in Hungary and Europe). Orders for Budapest delivery should be placed at least 48 hours in advance (free delivery, if you order 6+ bottles)! Orders for the rest of Europe should be placed at least a week in advance (see the shipping charges). Email us to order.
- Saturday Night Facebook Live From The US: Gábor will continue his weekly Facebook live get-togethers at Saturday evenings, featuring different guests and themes. If you are in the US and want to drink a glass of Hungarian wine along with the show, you can order here!
* Orders for Budapest delivery should be placed at least 48 hours in advance. Orders for the rest of Europe should be placed at least a week in advance.
Want to watch our previous tastings? They are archived here!
Upcoming Virtual Hungarian Wine Experiences:
Saturday Evening Rosé Tasting (with some new wines)!
May 23 @5pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary
The weather is beautiful, and we are starting to get some serious cabin fever! It’s time to open a few rosés—including two brand new ones which just arrived this week in our US wine shop—a Dúzsi Kékfrankos rosé from Szekszárd and a sparkling rosé from Burgenland, Austria (just across the Hungarian border). Gábor will also discuss some other exciting new arrivals!
Friday Night Facebook Live From Budapest: “Weird is Good”
May 29 @7pm CET (1pm EST) – Facebook live @TasteHungary
Have you heard of these varieties? Probably not. They are weird… and we love them!
- Karát variety: 18Karát (Szárazhegy Winery
- Budai variety: Válibor Winery
- Ezerjó variety: Gold Sparkling Wine, Frittman Winery
Price of the 3-Pack: 7,500 Ft * (Available in Europe)
Saturday Night Facebook Live From The US: Discussing the Jewish Heritage of the Tokaj Wine Region
May 30 @7pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary
Gábor will discuss the long, and tragic, history of Jewish winemakers and merchants in the Tokaj region. They played a key role in spreading Tokaj wine around the world and making it famous.
Friday Night Facebook Live From Budapest: “The Expats”
June 5 @7pm CET (1pm EST) – Facebook live @TasteHungary
There are not only local grapes living in Hungary. Expat grapes feel pretty much at home too!
- Chardonnay, Gál Winery
- Ördögárok (Bordeaux blend), Günzer Winery
- Rajnai Rizling (Riesling), Heumann Winery
Price of the 3-Pack: 8,900 Ft * (Available in Europe)
A Conversation with Ryan Opaz of Catavino Tours: A Virtual Toast to Port and Tokaj
June 6th @5pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary
Catavino operates tours in Portugal and Spain, and has a great wine tasting shop in Porto. Together we are building a travel alliance with a few other like-minded wine tour companies in Europe. Gábor and Ryan will be talking about travel, wine, and in particular our favorite wine regions to explore: Portugal’s Douro Valley region and Hungary’s Tokaj region. Both are among the world’s oldest wine regions, famous for their legendary sweet wines. We are selling a tasting package of sweet wines from Tokaj and Douro (a LBV and an Aszú), which you can buy to taste along with us from your homes!
A Conversation with Andrew Villone: A Wine Tasting Trip to Friuli and Slovenia
June 13th @7pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary
The wine producing area of Slovenia and Friuli (in northern Italy, bordering Slovenia) don’t attract throngs of visitors, but they are must-visit wine regions for wine-lovers. Andrew Villone operates tours in the region (and we’ve also taken tours there in the past few years), and we’ll talk travel and wine with him, while tasting a wine from Slovenia (Ferdinand Brutus, Ribolla Gialla) and one from Friuli (Marco Felluga, Friulano). These two wines will also be available to purchase in our US wine shop soon, so you can taste along!
A Tasting of Szent Andrea Wines from Eger
June 20th @7pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary
Gábor will be tasting a few wines from Szent Andrea, one of Hungary’s iconic wineries, located in Eger! Check back soon to purchase these wines!
A Tasting of Kolonics Wines from Somló
June 27th @7pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary
Gábor will be tasting a few wines from the Kolonics Winery in Somló, a tiny, but mighty white wine region with volcanic soil. Check back soon to purchase these wines!
Tasting of Tokaj wine styles
July 5th @7pm EST (Sunday) – Facebook live @TasteHungary
The Tokaj region produces a range of wine styles—most famously the golden-colored, complex Tokaji Aszú—from its indigenous grapes. Join Gábor to taste three styles: a dry Furmint, sweet Szamorodni, and a 5 puttonyos Aszú. Check back soon to purchase a tasting package of these three wines on our site!
A Conversation with Hajni Pracser, from Erzsébet Winery
July 11th @4pm EST – Facebook live @TasteHungary
Erzsébet Winery is one of our favorite family-owned small wineries in Tokaj. We’ve been bringing tours there for years, and we are so happy to be selling their wines in the US! Hajni Prácser, who runs Erzsébet Pince with her brother and parents, is one of the best people from Tokaj to explain the Tokaj terroir. We’ll be discussing Hajni’s winery, and and winemaking in the region.