Huge interest in Hungarian wines in the USA!

by Michael Hunter

After last year's, Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015 traveled through its second tour successfully again.This year, the largest Hungarian wines show’s team met with the wine experts in 3 different cities - New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco in 8 wine bars.The European wines almost always associated with the Italian and French wines. The popularity of the wines of Hungary in the heart of Europe with excellent and varied lands, are going back to the Middle Ages. The French and Russian king both considered the Hungarian Tokaj Aszú as the best wine of the world, XIV Louis called it the…

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Which Hungarian white or red wine was the American wine experts’ favorite one?

by Michael Hunter

Which white or red wine was the American wine experts’ favorite one?The answer also surprised us!This year the Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015 presented one of the oldest wine culture to hundreds of wine lovers in 8 stations. Hungary in the heart of Europe could give a very special gift to the wine lovers thanks to its excellent and varied lands and climate.During the Roadshow, participants could taste Hungarian wines that can be found nowhere else in America. From the white wines 4(Lovassy Tokaj Furmint, Lovassy Tokaj Muskotály, Günzer Villányi Mont Blanc and Lajvér Avantgarde Szekszárdi cuvee Blanc) and from the…

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Some Ancient Wines That Were Significantly Popular At Their Times

by Eve Hunt

Wines have a prominent share in the history of mankind. If you will turn back few pages from the history, you will get to know that how important drinking wine was considered during that time. In ancient Greece, those who did not drink wine were regarded as barbarian. The term barbarian was used to describe people who were uncivilized or inferior.People at that time used to follow simple wine making recopies and usually would make it at home. Let’s have a look at some of the famous ancient wines:Lora: It was a bitter wine made from soaking the grape skin…

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A Winos Guide To The U.S. 290 Wine Road – Caveat Emptor

by ANDREW JOHN CHALK

You have toured Napa’s famed Highway 29, right? The wine trail where it takes 45 minutes to cross the road in the summer (such is the traffic)? Well, an attraction billing itself as the “#2 Wine Destination in America” is taking shape just south of Dallas. It is the “290 wine trail” or “Wine Road 290”.The term “290 wine trail” is my own. The name refers to the stretch of U.S. 290 between Fredericksburg and Johnson City.The term “Wine Road 290” is copyrighted and owned by a corporation with the following details: · Started by Gary Gilstrap from Texas Hills…

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English Wine Appeals to all sorts

by Nicola Boarer

English wine is not only winning awards against some of the world’s most famous names in the world of wine, but now it also boasts its very own wine tour from London.The very first English Wine Tasting Tour took place last Sunday 31st May, the perfect end to English Wine Week. After all the celebrations of English Wine throughout the week, it seems only fitting that it should end with a visit to where it all begins.Nicola Boarer, Founder English Wine Tasting Tours said ‘’The first tour appealed to a real mixed bag. Some cool 20 somethings who had heard…

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The Spirit of Cooperation is Alive & Well in NJ Wine

by Paul Tonacci

There is no shortage of great things to be said about wines that come from our state. One quality I was surprised to discover recently is an enduring spirit of cooperation and stewardship for the growing local wine industry. It’d not be unreasonable to assume that each winery would be about as friendly to one another as two competing pizza places in a small town, which is to say, not very but that’s hardly the case I’ve learned in most places. I was fortunate to sit down and have a brief interview with general manager, Tim Schlitzer, and winemaker Mike…

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A South African Wine Dinner

by Frank Whitman

I like wines made from the Chenin Blanc grape. They have an appealing mix of exotic fruit flavors, brisk acidity, and (in some cases) a surprising depth and complexity that takes a step up from every day refreshers. In France white wines of the Loire Valley and Vouvray in particular are the old world standards. There are scattered plantings of Chenin Blanc across new world wine regions, but South Africa is where it has really caught on. Chenin Blanc, long established there, is the most popular and widely produced white wine in the country. Also known as Steen, the grape…

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West Village Wine Tour

by Ron Kapon

I bet you are asking yourself why is Ron on a wine tour? I do teach wine & spirits at two universities. I did co-author the Fairleigh Dickinson University/NY Times Knowledge Network on-line wine course. I do write about wine & spirits for many print & on-line publications.photobanda I believe as many people as possible and recent statistics proved my point should share wine. The U.S is the world’s largest wine market and sales have been growing at 2-3% rate for the past 21 years. The 3PM meeting spot for my tour group was Grano Trattoria…

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