Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Tokaj - sweet natured! - wine tasting and course with László Alkonyi

@TOKAJ-HEGYALJA MARKET @14.00 on Sunday 9th March 2014
In the function room above the Sárga Borház restaurant

Sweet naturalness: the sought-after heritage of Tokaj
The quest for the aszú berry (noble rot and shrivelled grapes that become even more concentrated on the vine) - the soul of the great Tokaji sweet wines - means that in some vintages three to four passages (or tries) are made through the vineyards to collect these precious berries. The botrytis concentrates all that is created in the grape, its essence and value: alongside the sugar is acidity, tannins and aroma compounds, setting the foundation for naturally sweet wines.

At the wine tasting this Sunday: Disznókő and Patrícius late harvest and Aszú wines.
Just look at this wine flight for a treat!

Patricius Tokaji Late Harvest Katinka 2008

Disznókő Tokaji Late Harvest 2011
Disznókő Tokaji Sweet Szamorodni 2011

Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2007
Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2006

Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos 2002
Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos 1993

This is a rare treat indeed. If you'd like to particpate, please write us an email to tokajhegyaljapiac@gmail with "wine course” as subject. Translation into English available if anyone needs it!
Participation: 2000.- HUF, payable at the wine tasting

Chocolate doping - with a feast of homemade cakes!

Spring is here - the air is warmer, the sun energising and the birds are singing! Hurray!

Come to celebrate with us at the market Sunday, 9th March - all things sweet will be in focus.

A plethora of chocolate and homemade cakes: handmade chocolates and sweets, chocolate cakes, hot chocolate, chocolate fountain and duck liver cream soup with chocolate! Even the history of the local Szerencs chocolate factory in chocolate. I'm intrigued!