by Lilla O'Connor 50 countries, 15000 wines entered makes the IWC one of the biggest wine competitions in the whole wide world. Medals do not come easy. Wines come in flights of 5, 10, 20 at the time, all in bags of course categorised by varietal, and

by Elizabeth Gabay MW Every region in Hungary, apart from maybe Tokaj, makes rosé wine. Although no strong regional characters have yet to emerge, there are a few indicators to local styles. The northern regions of Eger, Mátra, Pannonhalma and Sopron have vibrant fresh acidity and crisp

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by Elizabeth Gabay Doing a tasting of wines from all around Hungary at 67 Pall Mall, acidity is a term which will repeatedly occur. Not sour or unripe acidity, but a clean freshness and long elegance which beautifully balances the fruit of Hungarian wines. There are different

by Caroline Gilby Sisters Petra and Kata Zsirai inherited this winery from their father Csaba Zsirai in 2011. He was driven by his passion for preserving Hungarian traditions and bought his first vineyards in 2005, as a break from his office job. The sisters now run

From 18th to 20th March 33 Hungarian wineries, exclusive masterclasses, a walk-in tasting zone, and a charming Botrytis Bar will lead you through Hungary’s buzzing wine scene. Seminars and masterclasses guided by Markus del Monego MW, John Szabó MS and Ronn Wiegand MW, MS will showcase

by Peter McCombie MW Bull's Blood aka Egri Bikaver is a name that for some might trigger memories of cheap student drinking. These days Eger in northern Hungary has more to offer the inquisitive drinker. Its cool climate and diverse soils produce aromatic red and white

by Peter McCombie MW József Bock is a solidly built, jovial man who was one of the pioneers of the resurgence of Villányi wines. The Bock range of wines includes a number of authentic expressions of Hungarian varietals like Hárslevelű, Kadarka and Kekfrankos and a savoury

ROVINHUD is a charity event, very close to the heart of Hungarians in Transylvania, a part Old Hungary where the Hungarian language is still widely spoken. With 37 exhibitors and 9 master classes, the event features The ROVINHUD Wine Show. This is a 3 days event