The Egerszalók vineyard’s top wine, the 2018 vintage Agapé Bikavér, received the highest-ever score for a Hungarian dry red wine, 98 points, as reported by the winery’s website.
While Hungary is a country with plenty of complexity and, like any other place, has its issues and imperfections—as well as treasures—I have two choices: criticize and judge from afar, or engage and learn. I choose the latter.
Wine and sparkling wine consumption is declining in Europe, but in Hungary, it is fashionable to consume sparkling wine, and the industry is on the rise.
According to Chief of the Prime Minister Office Gergely Gulyás, the developments in Tarcal are clear evidence of the rapid growth of the Tokaj region, and consequently, the whole country. He added that the nearly 620 million forints worth of road reconstruction, supported by the government, will make vineyards accessible by bike and on foot, not only for the winemakers and landowners, but also for those who visit Tokaj-Hegyalja for tourism purposes.
In 1860, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and King of Hungary issued a decree mandating the establishment of commodity exchanges in the major cities of the Habsburg Empire. As a result, the Pest Lloyd Association was commissioned to create a stock exchange plan, which not only included a commodity exchange but also envisioned the establishment of a stock exchange.
The Balaton Uplands National Park plays an important part in the Veszprém-Balaton project of the European Capital of Culture programmes.