Country of famous and Award Winner Wines

Hungary is a small country so we are especially happy when we are mentioned anywhere in the world, when noticed our treasures and those things that we are really good in. We become very proud when a fairly renowened restaurant or an celebrity choose us, and of course, when we are award winning on a well-known international race.As a matter of curiosity  here are a few news, reports from Hungary.

“The small nation happens to be home to a striking array of architecture, such as baroque churches, neoclassical and art nouveau structures, and medieval town centers. Budapest is a must-visit, and no trip is complete without a dip in a traditional bathhouse.” – Travelchannel.com: ’Europe’s Best –Kept Secret’ 

“Budapest is the most beautiful place that I’ve ever been in my life.” – Anthony Hopkins

Well, thank you loved Anthony Hopkins, and as I read the full article about his visiting I just think he really loves our capital.

Nice to know about that Houdini, the American illusionist and stunt performer had Hungarian origins and was actually born in Budapest, even more Drew Barrymore has Hungarian heritage as well on her mother’s side. Anyway have you ever known that she was the little girl in the movie E.T.? Startling fact.

And you  know Gordon Ramsay, right? He was born in Scotland, he grew up in Stratford upon Avon, England. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total. Nice work!

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And very nice news for us he has been photographed taking home a bottle of dry white from a winery in Hungary’s famous Tokaj region.

Sure… Tokaji was the drink of choice for everyone from luis XIV. to Beethoven to Peter the Great and even more to Hitler.

“Tough to find, hard to pronounce and delicious to drink, Hungary’s wines express national pride. Budapest is full of bars, restaurants and even bookshops selling Hungarian wine. In Hungary, there’s wine everywhere the funky Furmints of the Tokaj region, the Pinot Noir like Egri Bikavérs of Eger, complex blends from Villány, Balaton and Szekszárd, and hundreds of thousands of unnamed, unlabeled variations in between. Hungary has always been a country of winemakers.” – Foodandwine.com

Always. Yes :)

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Hungary as a wine region has been around for quite some time. However, I doubt that the wines have ever been as good as the are today. Many people automatically think of Tokaj when Hungarian wine is discussed. Tokaj has always been the prestige region of Hungary, producing sweet wines of rare intensity. But dig a little deeper and you will find amazing dry whites and reds as well. Not least the amazing Egri Bikavér.

Several Hungarian wines won gold at Berliner Wein Trophy, International Wine Challange, VinAgora International Wine Competition.

Hungarian winemakers have collected 44 medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, including 2 platinum, 8 gold, 18 silver and 16 bronze medals.

18 gold medal was awarded to Hungary in Bordeaux as well and our wines were successful at the Sommelier Wine Awards and at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

 Every year, the Union of French Oenologists organises one of the most prestigious competitions in the wine world,  Vinalies® Internationales.

Hungarian wines fared extraordinarily well at the event, with “Görögszó”, a 2011 wine bottled by the Szekszárd family winery of Hungarian Tamás Dúzsi winning first place among red wines. No Hungarian wine has ever achieved a comparable result at a global competition.

20 Hungarian wines won awards at the 2016 Vinalies Internationales: 4 gold and 16 silver medals.

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