- There’s this brilliant quote from the world famous Hungarian-American photographer Robert Capa, Judit says. ”If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
- I think exactly the same about wine: “If your wines aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
- Not close enough to nature, she adds.
The view is breathtaking. Majestic. From the top of the Király hegy – the king’s mountain – the panorama view reaches many miles, although I have to admit my eyes focuses on the vineyard parts. A historically important vineyard in the Tokaj region and already classified as a first class site in the 1700′s, [...]
“I don’t know how deep it goes or how big it is.”
Last year László Szilágyi had brought in an excavator in order to remove a big rock he’d encountered while preparing a part of his Szil-völgy site for a reconstruction. Just getting it up there on the hillside was a project on its [...]
If I didn’t know better I’d guess it was a ghost town. The tiny village of Tarcal – only a few two or three thousands live here – are completely free of hustle and bustle when we arrive. Are they all working their vineyards? We spot a loose dog climbing a fence so gracefully as [...]
Furmint you think, is the great grape of Tokaj. Well, Stéphanie at Kikelet in Tarcal is not fully sure this is the case adding Hárslevelű as a serious competitor. Taste her 2011 Lónyai dűlő and you might be convinced.
Third photographic teaser from Tokaj!
What makes Tokaj special – at least compared to the other wine regions of Hungary? Primarily the terroir of course although perhaps just as important are how the producers interpret the outcome of it. The styles between them differ a lot but it’s quite rare to bump in to over-extracted bombastic wines which sadly still [...]
I make no attempt to conceal the fact that my writing tend to be emotional. That’s my trademark and of course it is related to what effect wine has on me. Or perhaps I should rather write the persons behind a wine. This became more clear to me than ever, when touring Tokaj earlier this year. [...]
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