Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Tokaj-Hegyalja Market dates in 2014!

Here are the dates for 2014...

Tokaj-Hegyalja Market Days in 2014
February 9th Furmint February and Masked Ball
March 9th Chocolate doping
April 13th Easter ham parade
May 11th Design on the table
June 8th Grape flower festival
July 13th Picnic with apricots
August 10th Fröccs & cordial fest
September 14th Tokaj grapes!
October 12th Must & quince delights
November 9th Bags and more bags
December 14th Christmas Fair

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The market in the amazing Disznókő winery

With the weather forecast predicting heavy rains, the Disznókő management kindly agreed to allow the market to be held in the building - like last year, only then it was the cold staring us in the face!

The building, designed by organic architect, Dézső Ekler, is inspired by the traditional Tokaj cellars that nestle into the hillsides, acting as treasury for the precious Tokaji wines.

Music from our favourites, Agyagbanda - Can you spot the spring onion?

And first timers from the local Tarcal nursery school who helped chase away winter...

Tasting Disznókő wines in situ with boutique manager, Gabriella, and Attila who has been working here for many years. The wine boutique will open in spring.

And here are a couple of photos from the special Sárga Borház menu...

And another new chocolatier from the neighbouring town of Szerencs, a place renowned for its magic with the cocoa bean. The detail and care is incredible:

So, the wether held fair, allowing us to enjoy a few rays of early sunshine.
The next market, 9th March, will be "Chocolate Doping"...

Sunday, 16 February 2014

If it's February, it must be Furmint - 2

What a great tasting László provided again - wth winemakers Stéphanie Berecz (Tokaj Kikelet), László Szilágyi (Gizella Pince) and László Mészáros (Disznókő). We're so lucky to have them throw light on their wines, vineyards and, of course, their philosophy. An exploration of the terroirs from Tállya (with László's own wine debuting at the market - Kaláka Pince!) to down to Tarcal and back up to Sárospatak - almost the ends of the wine region.

February Furmint at the Tokaj-Hegyalja Market

It was a packed house. And international too! French, Polish British - and Hungarian scholars who live in Durham!
Thank you László - we look forward to the next one!

More photos on our Facebook page

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Furmint February and Masked Ball

Hurray indeed! First market of 2014 is this Sunday - Furmint February and Masked Ball - mask-making with Lili, music of course, Disznókő tours, and new artisans joining us. Time to stock up the cupboards Mother Hubbard!
Not many places left for the tasting, so be quick if you'd like to come and taste wines from some of the (many) Furmint masters here in the Tokaj Wine Region.
See you on Sunday at the market!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Álarcosbál és Furmint Február a piacon!

Hurrá, újra piaclázban égünk. Kiürült az éléskamránk, sajtok, sonkák, lekvárok, levek és sütemények képe lebeg előttünk és már össze is fut a nyál a szánkban. Kosarakat elővenni, vigyázz, kész, tűz és raaaaaaaaaaajt!
Találkozunk vasárnap a piacon!