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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 [...]

Vineyards to Table: Pairings and the Bestia Experience

It’s 9:25 pm on a February Tuesday night. Snow could be falling, crowds hibernating in the warmth of home, and the weekend still too far away to even consider. And then the one remaining table, a [...]

Vino247 Profile: Maxwell Leer of Bestia, LA

The first image that emerged in my mind when wine director Maxwell Leer presented me with the wine list during a recent dinner at Bestia in Los Angeles was the map. This wasn’t a grand map [...]

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 [...]

Sommelier Q & A: Mary Christie of Bar Tartine SF

Bar Tartine is truly a never before seen, glorious mix of all sorts of culinary influences that really represents the heart of San Francisco’s un-paralleled passion for food, wine, and diversity. The restaurant covers so many [...]

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. [...]