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Hungary’s Thummerer: Family Winemaking

This is one of those stories about how to get the better of the government. Once upon a time, there was the Thummerer family, from the Eger region of Hungary. In 1984, papa Vilmos Thummerer decided [...]

St Andrea questions ‘typicity’ in Hungary

If Hungary were to have a “winemaker personality”, Dr. György Lőrincz would be a strong candidate for the title. He received the Hungarian Order Of Merit in 2007 and was named winemaker of the year 2009 [...]

Cave Hopping In Hungary: A Visit With Szöllősi Pincészet In Neszmély

Mihály Szöllősi had always considered wine as a hobby. Born in the plain city of Mezőtúr, Szolnok County, in 1949, he started out his professional life with training as a horticultural engineer, working in production control [...]

Cave Hopping In Hungary: From Past To Present

A focus on local grapes and the willingness to buck the norm mean that Hungarian wine should be on your radar. Vino247 meets with three of today’s generation, for whom concentration is on quality over quantity. [...]

Can California Wineries Temper Their Style?

Alice Fiering, prominent critic of the ripe, low-acid, high-alcohol international style of wine, examines a trend among some California winemakers moving away from the standard, jammy California style. But blazing this path may prove more difficult [...]

The Mysteries of Fall Foliage and Spanish Grape Varietals

Many wine lovers have wondered if there is an easy way to tell one grapevine variety from another when visiting a vineyard. It would be fairly easy if we all had photographic memories and could remember [...]