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Hungarian wine

Post by Lincoln » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:29 am

I confess I didn’t know they made wine in Hungry until a client of mine gave me this gem...apparently he has a small vineyard over there and he makes this...

Have I been fobbed off with gut-rot?
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Lincoln » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:37 am

I mean any wine bottle that has its own handle can't be all that bad can it?

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Scrubb » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:59 pm

Nice label.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by snowgirl » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:06 pm

It likely won't kill you so I think you should try it and report back.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by emmeff » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:26 pm

From which region? Show us the back label, please.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by DCComic » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:30 pm

It’s Bulgarian cooking wine.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by DCComic » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:33 pm

Meanwhile Tokay comes from Hungary, it’s famously good dessert wine.
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Re: Hungarian wine

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Chi_Rup » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:09 pm

It looks very translucent for a Merlot. Like movie prop wine.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Lincoln » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:34 pm

emmeff wrote:From which region? Show us the back label, please.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by cowtown » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:35 pm

DCComic wrote:
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Meanwhile Tokay comes from Hungary, it’s famously good dessert wine.
love that stuff, some real bargains to be had

this one is a steal but difficult to find now

https://www.grapeswine.com/product-p/17 ... gJhT_D_BwE

I tried several wines on my trip there in 2014, very competent to good for the higher end so over priced. Some of the house stuff in bars, not so good - never hit that sweet spot of a good mid-priced wine
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by cowtown » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:36 pm

I vote for the OP's wine as being rot-gut
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Lincoln » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:37 pm


You could well be correct...the dude that gave it to me was a bit of a bullshitter tbh but a frebie is a frebie!

I'm on my second glass and yes,its a basic wine....its sweet and you feel it in your stomach....i'll finish though.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by NorthAmerican » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:20 pm

The label says Bulgarian semi-sweet red wine.

There's no Hungarian text on either the front or back label.

Egri Bikaver, formerly known as Bull's Blood, is a Hungarian red; Tokaj, if I'm not mistaken, is a white.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by VinnyD » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:30 pm

I used to drink Egri Bukaver in college. At the time I thought it was good for the price. Bull's blood from Eger, I think.

Don't know anything about OP's Bulgarian, except that Vini Di is an excellent, if slightly misspelled, name.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by VinnyD » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:35 pm

Lincoln wrote:
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I mean any wine bottle that has its own handle can't be all that bad can it?
The rule is actually the reverse: the fancier the bottle, the worse the wine.

Another useful rule: Beware wines with cute animals on the label.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by DCComic » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:38 pm

If it's a big bottle it's usefully to be able to hook your thumb through a handle when you heave it up to your mouth on the back of your elbow.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by VinnyD » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:40 pm

It is.

This one also has grapes embossed on the bottle.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by DCComic » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:42 pm

VinnyD wrote:
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This one also has grapes embossed on the bottle.
(No contract implied.)
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by VinnyD » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:45 pm

Right. The bunch of grapes embossed on the glass of this bottle is not to be taken as signifiying the presence of grapes, grape juice, grape must, grape skins, or any other grape or grape-related product in the wine contained therein.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by GLimpet » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:10 am

Hungary has always been wine country.

Beer to the north of the Hungary-Slovakia border, wine to the south.

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Post by VinnyD » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:17 am

I really enjoyed the local burčak, like Federweißer, new wine that's still fermenting, in Moravia last fall.

So I wouldn't rule out wine north of that line, although Czech beer is the best in the world. Hungarian beers are quite good too. i wouldn't make an iron rule.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by GLimpet » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:28 am

It's not a recommendation but a description, one that I've heard often from Hungarians.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by misanthrope » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:00 am

Bull's Blood, Furmint and Tokaji - 6 puttonyos please.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Iolar » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:47 am

I don't think Czech beer is even close to being the best in Europe. It's just different types of lager.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 am

GLimpet wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:10 am
Hungary has always been wine country.

Beer to the north of the Hungary-Slovakia border, wine to the south.
Well, some University Student on Tenable yesterday thought Hungary had a coastline on the Baltic.

Yes, she was.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by VinnyD » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:43 pm

Shakespeare thought that Bohemia had a seacoast.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Homerj » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:07 pm

So did u drink the damn thing or not??
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Post by Lincoln » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:16 pm

Homerj wrote:
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So did u drink the damn thing or not??
I did and it was shit.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Homerj » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:27 pm

Maybe a message from your client?? :)
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Lincoln » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:34 pm

Homerj wrote:
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Maybe a message from your client?? :)
:lol: yes more than likely, the wanker didn’t sign up and to appease me he fobbs me off with that nasty-assed grog!

Cheeky fckuer.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:19 pm

My mate once brought me back some Hungarian cigarettes, circa 1990s

Remember at Uni when you were skint and made roll ups from cigarette butts?

Not as nice

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by GLimpet » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:24 pm

I got a free bottle of Austrian wine in my little hotel in Vienna.

Stashed it in my suitcase and caught the early train to Budapest.

It was "halbtrocken" which isn't quite trocken enough for me but was otherwise inoffensive.

No time for a look at Budapest, had my meeting then taxi to the airport.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Scrubb » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:22 am

I only ever drank young Austrian wine. Forget the term, but the first pressing, or something like that. Only available for a week or 2 during the grape harvest. I remember it being sweet, and pleasant.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by cowtown » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:29 am

my current best value red, hence my house wine is Austrian, posted it here before I think. Awesome with curries
https://www.decanter.com/reviews/austri ... itti-2015/
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by GLimpet » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:38 pm

That looks a bit better than the free one.

This was it:

https://goo.gl/images/xdGPMD

Can't complain about the price.

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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by VinnyD » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:51 pm

Scrubb wrote:
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I only ever drank young Austrian wine. Forget the term, but the first pressing, or something like that. Only available for a week or 2 during the grape harvest. I remember it being sweet, and pleasant.
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Re: Hungarian wine

Post by Iolar » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:09 pm

cowtown wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:29 am
my current best value red, hence my house wine is Austrian, posted it here before I think. Awesome with curries
https://www.decanter.com/reviews/austri ... itti-2015/
It used to be on one of my winelists. It's good for a low intervention wine.
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