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Hungarian wine guide

Only two European languages have words for wine that are not derived from Latin: Greek and Hungarian. The Hungarian climate is favourable for the growing of vine. The growth season relatively long due to the climate lends extremely rich taste to oxur wines.

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Local varieties include Furmint, Hárslevelű, Kéknyelű, Juhfark, Irsai Olivér, Cserszegi Fűszeres, Királyleányka and Leányka. Widespread international varieties grown in Hungary are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Tramini and mention should be made of Central European varieties such as Kékfrankos, Zweigelt, Kékoportó, Kadarka and Olaszrizling.

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Where to buy wine in Budapest?

Look for small wine shops around the city. You will find quality wine and assistance. In supermarkets and especially small food shops you have smaller chance to select a nice wine. Try to keep the price above 1500 HUF, that also increases your chance to drink quality wine.


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