Tag Archives: 2007

Terre del Barolo “Vinum est Vita” Barolo 2007

Few are my experience in barolo & barbaresco. I was (un?)lucky enough to start with a great flight of top barolos. They impressed me so much that I thought I will never ever really get back to their everday, lesser … Continue reading

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Tokaj Renaissance – the aszú vintage of 2007

The Tokaj Renaissance Association held its annual public presentation of its wines last Friday in the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest. This included an aszú tasting of the débutant 2007 vintage, and also a cheese-and-wine pairing course with Ronn Wiegand MW, … Continue reading

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Homonna Furmint 2007, Határi vinyard

The older brother of the previous wine, very similar, but still with more power, a bit more impulsive acids. Also more tasty, but still not as relevatory for me, as for lots of Hungarian tasters. I still have a long … 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

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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Furmint February – the Tasting II

After the first part we managed to try a few more furmints. The tasting this year gave a chance to make some international comparison: Four Slovenian producers presented their furmints, or šipons, plus 2 Austrian wineries, both from Burgenland. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Getting High

Mad ideas always turn up, and they quickly gain legitimity by simply lingering around. This one was about binge drinking with some extraordinary wines, that is, opening a few truly great bottles just for fun while getting wasted in the … Continue reading

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