Monthly Archives: April 2011

Scoring on the Educated Alcoholist

This post is a translation of the how-we-score-wines post of The Educated Alcoholist, the wine blog I rate number one by far for consumer wine reviews in Hungary. (Disclaimer – I got involved in posting certain international reviews on The … Continue reading

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Szepsy Furmint 2008, Szent Tamás vineyard

The Saint Thomas vineyard of Mád has a cultic role in the current Tokaj landscape, as it produces the top dry wine of the icon producer István Szepsy. His wines present the Tokaj vineyards in a consistent way, reproducing a … Continue reading

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Tokaj vs Sauternes

On March 19 the second annual VinCE event was held in Budapest, with several great tastings and wines. Among them was a comparative tasting with some great Sauternes, and several Tokajis. The event also qualifies as the Budapest Master Class … Continue reading

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Raping the Cabernet – the Coonawarra Edition

“Some terroirs are just stronger than the others. They penetrate the vines, ooze through the grapes, and overwhelm the wines, regardless of the varietal. They are capable of turning the mighty cabernet into a submissive,  oversensitive pinot noir so highly … Continue reading

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Raping the Cabernet

Some terroirs are just stronger than the others. They penetrate the vines, ooze through the grapes, and overwhelm the wines, regardless of the varietal. They are capable of turning the mighty cabernet into a submissive,  oversensitive pinot noir so highly … Continue reading

Posted in Red Wines | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments