A select group of wine professionals were invited to an unusual event. The two owners of Dobogó Winery, Izabella Zwack and Attila Domokos, have been working together since 3 June 2003, and at the event they presented the 20+1 estate Furmints made since then to the guests. Edit Szabó talked to winemaker Attila Domokos after the event.
While the attention of the Hungarian wine world is focused on the impressive design of their new building recently opened in Rátka, the Sauskas have also made sure their name is mentioned among the greatest in the over-a-century-long history of sparkling wine in Buda. If only because the Sauska NV Brut Magnum won the trophy for best Hungarian sparkling wine at this year’s Champagne and Sparkling Wines World Championship. We took a look at where the multi-award-winning Sauska sparkling wines are made!
The idea that Aszú shouldn’t only be drunk on holidays comes up again year after year, but most people’s wallets still only open up a little more to indulgence as December approaches. We drink it with the Christmas bejgli (typical Hungarian Christmas pastry), give it as a gift or, if you’re lucky enough, you may even receive a bottle yourself. In this case, you could decide to leave it to age for a few years, so it’s good to know whether it’s worth it. Let’s look at the vintages from almost a quarter of a century, from 1999 to 2023.
We celebrate Kadarka Day on 20 November. Wine produced from Hungary’s special grape variety is once again popular with Hungarian consumers and has already attracted the attention of wine connoisseurs abroad. But what is real Kadarka like? We sought the answer to this with Csilla Sebestyén, one of the owners of Sebestyén Winery in Szekszárd, and Katalin Tóth, Managing Director of Tóth Ferenc Winery in Eger…
Young people are the face of more and more wineries in the Szekszárd Wine District. “It’s great to talk about the next generation,” says our interviewee, “but let’s not forget that for the last 30 years, it has been our parents who have gone above and beyond to ensure that we have these estates. The reason we have a second generation is because we had a very good first one.” In Péter Vida Jr’s case, he had already been strengthening the team at the Vida Family Wine Estate for a year when his father won Wine Producer of the Year in 2011. We spoke to him.
When you meet a György Lőrincz, you are always bound to have an amazing experience, and even more so if it’s both of them… We agreed to meet in Egerszalók, but as it turned out, we met at the St Andrea Restaurant in Budapest. And there was a good reason for that: the Agapé wine produced by St Andrea Vineyards and Winery has earned the highest score ever awarded to a Hungarian dry red in the international arena, and we were gathered there to celebrate.
What is non-alcoholic wine, how it is produced and for which consumers? These are the questions answered in this article.