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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Kadarka

    History of the grape: Kadarka is a dark-skinned, red grape that is best known as the main varietal in that Hungarian ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Blaufränkisch

    Blaufränkisch is the most important Austrian red variety to many Austrian vintners despite the fact it is not the mos...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Any perspective on this at $24, Greg? J&J Eger, Egri Kékfrankos Eger, Hungary 2015 CharacterFruit Earth Body Tannin Acid Alcohol  4   Egri Kékfrankos—aka Blaufränkisch from Eger, Hungary—is the most magical combination of place and grape. The story itself is enough to excite anyone, but the wine and its corresponding price is nothing short of ex... Read More

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  • I don't know about that Fox but you're right, I was interested in the ... the ... is produced in both Eger and Szeksárd. Liszt, who was Hungarian, used to drink the Szeksárd version and there's a producer there now who is making a version in honor of Liszt. It's pretty good too. Egri just means from Eger. IMO, the Szeksárd version is a little... Read More

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  • You are definitely the bargain bin hunter Seahawk!Hungarian Bull's blood is ... ... with. I've been to Eger once, about 6 years or so ago and liked the wines, though it was just about the time my interest in wine was getting sparked, so I wasn't nearly fanatical as I am now but what a beautiful city Eger is. Hungarian, Spanish, and Portugese r... Read More

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  • Not too keen on Mission and their prices, Greg. Milano's has always been ... Bikaver (Bull's Blood of Eger), Hungary's longtime flagship red. It sems that the quality is still pretty much the same as the first time I bought it around 40 years ago. Well worth it @ $8 a crack. Not so with Leese-Fitch 2013 (Napa) Cabernet Sauvignon. I'd been look... Read More

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  • Emark - quite the opus! And you forgot our friends Zuf and Dmucker!But Becky -I ... they do love in Hungary. In Eger, where the best Bull's Blood comes from and which claims (controversially) to be where the name Bull's Blood comes from, they have several restaurants specializing in game, particularly the deer that lives nearby. Perfect pairin Read More

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  • Charlotte Victoria - you make some assumptions that may not be true in any way. ... Barbara or Napa in CA, or Eger in Hungary. They're central and easy to get to and you don't have to drive from one place to another.Mostly, in a larger sense, you haven't defined "wine tourism" at all. When I was in the business, I would go to taste wine somewhe... Read More

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  • Jon - Kékfrankos is the name for BF in Hungarian! "Kék" ... ... version. But only in Eger were you able to actually bottle it as such.There's a lot of arguing between them about which place "invented" it. One story is that the guys in Eger were being attacked by the Ottoman armies and figured they were dead anyway, so they got drunk and ran do... Read More

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  • Not much grown in CA - it's a grape that does well in slightly cooler areas ... ... from the mountains of Eger, but nobody's importing any. The second region known for it is Szekszárd but that's warmer and the wine lacks the peppery quality of the Eger wines, as does Ach's. The mountains matter!. Besides, his Syrah is far better than his BF al... Read More

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  • Tokaj is in the Zemplén mountains, which abut the Carpathians. ... ... ... vineyards are on hills. Eger is a mountain city. It's hard to find flat areas there even if you wanted to. Somló is also on extinct volcanos. Sopron is close to Burgenland in Austria. It's more hilly than mountainous but it's at the foothills of the Alps and again, the... Read More

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  • Greg, I had assumed Villany was a cooler climate than Sonoma in general ... ... ... interesting stuff about Eger guys, thanks for helping me better understand the situation there. The place I visited was Hummerer. Think I still have some of their '06 Cabernet Sauvignon! Can't remember what other grapes they were pushing.Is there a good way to... Read More

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