Category Archives: Hungary

Top 100 Wines of 2018 – James Melendez

The great race to name the top 100 wines is like Christmas/winter holiday retailers putting out their assortments earlier year over year.  So too is James Suckling on November 5, 2018 and Wine Spectator November 19, 2018.  Next year I … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Top 100 Wines, UK, US | 1 Comment

Top 50 Under Realised Wine Regions/Countries in the World – James Melendez

There are so many wine regions on the planet and many that are either rarely found at wine retailer or a restaurant wine list.  I wanted to create this wine list because there are so many wine countries that are … Continue reading

Posted in Abruzzo, Alto Adige, Anderson Valley, Aragon, Australia, Basilicata, Basque Country, Bierzo D.O., Calabria, Canary Islands, Catalunya, Cava, Côte du Jura, Corsica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Czech Wines, English Wines, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Germany, Grand Valley, Greece, Hungary, Lazio, Liguria, Loire Valley, Marin County, Mexico, Molise, Montsant, Murcia, New York, Paso Robles, Portugal, Portuguese Wine, Puglia, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Mountains, Savoie, Sicilia, Sicily, Slovenia, South Africa, Southern Oregon, Val de Loire, Valle d'Aosta, Virginia, Washington State, Washington State Wines | 1 Comment

Kovács Nimród NJK Nagy-Eged Grand Cru 2009 – 93 Points – James Melendez

I loved my Hungarian experience last year.  I call my journey’s ‘foot-on-ground’  While I explored Budapest–I didn’t get to explore it all.  There are still things I need to do on my next visits.  Budapest is both a place that … Continue reading

Posted in 9.3, Hungary, Kékfrankos | Leave a comment

Taste Hungary – A Great Destination for Excellence in Hungarian Food & Wine in Budapest – James Melendez

  I was recently in Budapest. I used Vienna as my base—I didn’t want to tote around my super heavy luggage piece. But I decided to spend the day in Budapest—I should have left much earlier and left later. I … Continue reading

Posted in Hungary | Leave a comment

Bott Wine: Excellence of a Tokaj Hungary Wine Producer – James Melendez

I wanted to release this article sooner but a large part of this year I was studying cultivars and since I couldn’t download a table of all wine grape cultivars I had to create my own.  This endeavor took a … Continue reading

Posted in Furmint, Hárslevelű, Hungary | Leave a comment

Pfneiszl Sopron Kekfrancos 2009 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Black cherry, fennel, chile Ancho. Scent of rose petals and cedar box. Importer: http://www.bluedanubewine.com/wine/197/ ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez … Continue reading

Posted in 9.1, Hungary, Kékfrankos | Leave a comment

Eszterbauer Nagyapám Szekszárdi Kadarka – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Dry red wine–perfect pairing for turkey, salmon, and roasted chicken.  This wine is a 100% Kadarka.  A beautiful jewel toned wine–slightly vitreous–notes of wild cherry, Eucalyptus, pepper, chile Ancho. ¡Salud! US Importer: http://www.bluedanubewine.com/wine/248/ *** ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

Posted in 9.0, Hungary, Kadarka, Szekszárdi | 1 Comment