Hungarian Wine Tasting in Budapest
Delve into the delicious, underrated world of Hungarian wine on this 2-hour evening wine tasting in Budapest, with an expert sommelier-guide. Head to a cozy wine shop and sample eight tantalizing varieties specially selected to give you a well-rounded overview of Hungaryís wines, from classics to up-and-coming varieties. Learn helpful tasting tips from your informative sommelier, and pair your wine with fresh bread, and if you wish, a moreish ‘hidegt°l’ platter of cold meat and cheese (own expense). Numbers are limited to 14 people to ensure personalized attention throughout.Meet your sommelier-guide in the early evening at a boutique wine shop in central Budapest, and be introduced to the rest of your small group of wine enthusiasts.Head inside the cozy venue where a wine counter and tasting tables await. Take your seat and listen intently as your sommelier offers an absorbing introduction to Hungary and its winemaking heritage: a history that stretches back more than 1,000 years to Magyar times.As you listen, enjoy generous samples of eight varietals of wine, all carefully chosen to provide you with a balanced overview of Hungarian wines, from classics to the latest new trends. The wine you taste is bought direct from the producers and considered some of the best the country has to offer.Sip on each wine and make your own mental notes as the sommelier puts each one in context, telling you how itís made and the terroir and microclimate of its home region. Learn about the distinctive notes and aromas of each varietal, share your thoughts with your companions, and jot down your observations on the supplied wine tasting sheets. Thereís also a wine map showing the different wine regions and a cheat-sheet that gives fascinating insights into each wine.Refresh your palate with mineral water, soak up the wine with complimentary pog°csa – Hungarian savoury biscuits, and perhaps pair your tastings with a classic Hungarian selection of local artisanal cheese and cold meat (own expense). After your 2-hour tasting, buy any wine you particularly liked, or peruse and purchase the other varieties available in the shop (own expense).Then, say goodbye to your sommelier-guide and make your own way back to your hotel. Alternatively, continue your evening out armed with your new-found wine knowledge, enjoying the bars and restaurants of the city center.