Vintner wine tasting event’s featured wines and food pairing suggestions

  1. St. Andrea Winery “Boldogságos” Egri Csillag Grand Superior, 2018; Boldogságos Vineyards, Egerszólát, Hungary
    White: blend of four white grapes, rich, crisp acidity, full-bodied

With the „Boldogságos” Egri Csillag , try rich seafood such as lobster, scallops, and shrimp.  Fried meats with buttery sauces are also great pairings with this dry wine, as well as appetizers such as traditional Hungarian „pogácsa” and „sós rudacska”.

  1. St. Andrea, Rosa Mystica, 2019; St. Andrea Winery, Eger, Hungary
    Rose: refreshing, light, sharp acidity, cranberry aromas

The recommendation is that you enjoy this rosée wine with cheese, charcuterie, perhaps a grilled cheese sandwich, or pizza and quiche; in other words, lighter fare.

  1. St. Donát, Magma (Kékfrankos) 2017; Szent Donát Winery, Balatonfüred, Hungary
    Red: 100% kékfrankos grape, medium bodied, sour cherry, raspberry aroma

This is a lighter red wine, not as full-bodied as some other red wines; the food pairings lean toward lighter meat dishes such as pork, veal, duck, lamb; it also pairs well with cheese.

  1. St. Andrea, “Áldás” Egri Bikavér Superior, 2018; St. Andrea Winery, Eger, Hungary
    Red: seven grape blend, rich, complex, magnificent balance

With the Áldás Egri Bikavér”, we now enter the fuller bodied red wine territory. Delicious food pairings include tomato-based dishes and pastas, duck and stews, such as the many Hungarian varieties of „pörkölt”.

  1. Vida, La Vida Merlot, 2016; Vida Family Estate, Szekszárd, Hungary
    Red: elegant, complex, earthy, full-bodied, long finish

An even fuller-bodied red wine, “La Vida 2016, Merlot” is our heaviest red wine of the evening, and it pairs well with game dishes and all red meat-based dishes. An extra treat is that it pairs very well with dark chocolate!

  1. Béres Sweet Szamorodni, 2015; Tokaj, Hungary
    Dessert: blend of furmint and kövérszőlő, balances sweetness and lively acidity

It would not be a complete wine tasting event without the dessert wine. The Sweet Szamorodni from Tokaj, is less sweet than an aszu, and it pairs well with desserts such as tortes, puddings, and rich pastries. The Szamorodni will not overpower a dessert, but will compliment it beautifully.

Please note: Importer’s stock is limited to current inventory. Substitutions of equal or greater quality may occur.

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