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Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

4.9 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Taste Hungary
Other experience

Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

Activity provider: Taste Hungary

From US$ 65 per person

Delight in a crash course on Hungary’s increasingly fabulous wines, featuring a sommelier-led evening tasting of 8 fine wines paired with a selection of food pairings.

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  • Take a 2-hour guided tasting with a sommelier
  • Engage in a crash course in Hungarian wine regions, history, varietals, characteristics, and styles
  • Sample a curated selection of fine, carefully-chosen Hungarian wines, mostly from small producers
  • Indulge in food pairings consisting of local Hungarian delicacies
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The guide guided tastings you will encounter in this tour feature a carefully curated selection of 8 Hungarian wines. Together they will distill the wide range of Hungarian wine into a comprehensible story, which is hoped will be just the beginning of your Hungarian wine experience. Over 2 hours you will get a good overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varietals, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends. The wine is bought directly from the producers, who your guides have gotten to know well over the years. Every wine you will taste during the course of the tasting will be there for a reason, and by the session’s end you will have a good understanding of Hungary’s place in the world of wine, and plenty of good wine in your belly. This tasting is designed for anyone with an interest in wine, who would like to know more about the relatively unknown wines of Hungary. There will be a total of eight wines, beginning with an aperitif, followed by reds and whites (and perhaps a rosé), and ending with a sweet botrytised Tokaj aszú wine.
  • Guided tasting led by a sommelier
  • 8 wines, mineral water, and food pairings consisting of local Hungarian flavors
  • Tasting sheets so you can take notes, with a map of the Hungarian wine regions
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

The Tasting Table Budapest Bródy Sándor utca 9, 1088 Budapest (District VIII) Just 150 meters from the National Museum, the shop/tasting room is a 5-minute walk from both Astoria (M2) and Kálvin tér (M3). Trams 47 and 49 also stop at Astoria and Kálvin tér.

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  • This tasting is available on most evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • The legal drinking age is 18 in Hungary, so anyone aged 18 and above is welcome to participate
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements (in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund)
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4.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

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An absolutely lovely and informative few hours sampling some great wines, cheese and meats from Hungary. Our sommelier Nikki was a delight - lots of knowledge and so much insight into Hungary’s winemaking culture. Every single wine was a new one for me and it was a great intro to Hungarian wines. They change the selection regularly so I’ll definitely be back for another tasting when I’m next in Budapest. I was the only person booked on the evening tasting so they moved me to the earlier session but still provided 1 sparkling, 3 white, 3 red and 1 sweet wine. Very generous pours more like a glass than a taste! Also an option to purchase additional Hungarian spirits to taste if you wish. The discount at their shop on all wines that were tasted was a great extra!

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September 7, 2022

Brilliant way to start our 3 day trip!! The location was easy to find and happened to be only about 10 minutes from the hotel. Lovely place to sample wines, being an old cellar. Christian, our host, made it a very interesting evening and was full of knowledge about the country and its wines. The wines he has us sample were all amazing and the food was lovely too!! Highly recommended!

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February 13, 2020

Enjoyed every last second of this experience. Our sommelier Sebastian was very welcoming and his passion and love for Hungarian wine was very visible. We tasted 8 wines (one sparkling white, 3 whites, 3 reds and one amazing dessert wine) with bread, cheese and meat accompanied. Each wine/cheese/meat pairing was delicious and we learned a lot during the session. We had a great table of 3 other couples and loved the wines so much that we had 4 bottles (plus the amazing chutney) shipped back home. Overall a wonderful night which topped off our amazing weekend in Budapest.

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January 27, 2020

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