Hungarian Wines at ProWein, Düsseldorf


The Dry Way of Furmint, Life of Kékfrankos, Hungary’s most planted black grape variety, The Wines of the Volcanoes, Cabernet Franc Á La Hungary – these and much more can be heard, learnt and tasted at ProWein, Düsseldorf at the Hungarian stand. If you want to meet wine stars like Markus del Monego MW, come… View Article

Hungarian wines feature in ‘the most interesting wedding wine list’


Father hijacks daughter’s wedding theme to promote obscure grape varieties Don’t tell the bride but her wine-loving father has hijacked her theme to promote some obscure grape varieties. Wine writer and part-time winemaker Chris Boiling aims to use his daughter’s wedding to raise the profile of Laški Rizling, Juhfark, Blaufränkisch, Kadarka, Furmint, Plavac Mali, and… View Article

The Ice-Wine Man Cometh


In the middle of the night, in the middle of winter, there’s a very special grape harvest happening… Winemaker Boris Drenški is up late into the night, checking his thermometer. He’s waiting for the temperature to drop below -7˚C (19.4

The best Hungarian wines of 2014


VinCE Magazine judges freshly released wines month after month and also carries out themed tastings in which we seek the best among certain grape varieties or wine styles. Now, we’re going to reveal the wines that reached the highest positions over 2014’s 11 issues – the 50 wines are those that were given the highest… View Article

Memorable Harvest from 2014


An update for VinCE readers who were wondering how Chris Boiling, the Englishman ‘living the dream’ of making wine in Central Europe, is getting on… The worst summer in 20 years The dream lives on. 2014 was another memorable harvest. But not for the right reasons. Spring 2014 was so warm and wonderful that the… View Article

Where in the World are the Oldest Wines?


Where in the world are the oldest wines? Not vines (although that is another interesting question), but caches of seriously old liquids. Of course there is always the odd centenarian bottle stashed away, but where are commercial quantities of venerable wine to be found? I was inspired to think about this by the current vogue… View Article

Majestic Elegance and Top Gastronomy in Budapest


“Lavish elegance tailored for the demands of our time – this is going to be Prestige Hotel Budapest, the capital’s new hotel-specialty opening in the spring of 2015,” greeted his guests with this announcement Mazen Al Ramahi at the evening reception on 4th December 2014, where top business partners of the existing two members of… View Article

Wines, vineyards, passions


Three ladies, three passions: they love travelling, adore wine and good food. Their intention is to share this enthusiasm with the winelovers from all over the world. They had a dream: to set up a company in order to accomplish that mission. The dream has just now become a reality with the name of Wine… View Article

Tasting Macedonia Wines


Below is a selection of Macedonian wines that impressed my palate during my recent visit to the country. I provide tasting notes to help convey the individuality of the wines as well as the wineries that produced them. Most of the wineries are members of the Wines of Macedonia association, which was founded in 2010… View Article

Macedonia – a Country at the Crossroads


The tiny Balkan country of Macedonia lies at a crossroads in more ways than one. Strictly it should be called by its United Nations-recognised name of “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” or FYROM for short, as Greece has already registered the name Macedonia with the EU as a “Protected Geographical Indication” for one of its… View Article

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