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Five must-visit wine spots in Budapest

Five must-visit wine spots in Budapest

Is Hungary the new dining capital of Europe? Give it a few years and it certainly could be. There are all manner of exciting bars, restaurants and dining concepts springing up all over the city, offering incredible cuisine and local wines for only a fraction […]

A Brief Introduction to Hungarian Wine

A Brief Introduction to Hungarian Wine

While we’re not going to pretend to be experts on Hungarian wine (not yet, anyway), there is enough shared history between Austria and Hungary to make us feel a certain affinity to it. After all, until 1918 the two countries were the main constituents of […]

Original material: a visit to Weinberghof Fritsch

Original material: a visit to Weinberghof Fritsch

It’s been a long, cold winter so far, full of challenges both personal and professional. We’ve found ourselves unable to keep the blog updated as much as we used to, but with a new year come new plans – and we have some big ones […]

Natural Wine November Round-Up: Six of Our Favourites

Natural Wine November Round-Up: Six of Our Favourites

  There is a lot of talk about natural wines these days. And if you happen to follow our social media accounts, you’ll have seen that we’ve been drinking quite a few of them in recent months. We’ve also visited plenty of winemakers who, each […]

Life Force: a visit to Nikolaihof

Life Force: a visit to Nikolaihof

We are the first to admit that we’re not the biggest fans of Parker Points. And yet we can’t tell the story of Wachau wine estate Nikolaihof without mentioning them. In 2014, with their 1995 Riesling Vinothek, Nikolaihof became the first Austrian wine estate to […]

Apples and pears: a visit to Naturbrennerei Kuenz

Apples and pears: a visit to Naturbrennerei Kuenz

  This may surprise you, but it doesn’t always have to be about wine. Which is why, when we found ourselves in Markus’ hometown of Lienz in East Tyrol at the beginning of the summer, we jumped at the opportunity to visit Kuenz, one of […]