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Winemaker at MAD winery Hungary

Douglas Blyde joins a sommelier tour of Hungary

08 May 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

A gentle breeze sifts scrub as an old orange Russian-made truck wobbles by, threatening to spill its cargo of freshly-hewn boulders. Far away on the periphery of the crater that is this open mine stands a supervisor, surveying István Szepsy Jr. and our troupe of transplanted sommeliers.

IWC

Eastern European wines take host of medals at International Wine Challenge 2014

07 May 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Eastern Europe’s wine producing countries have enjoyed their most successful result ever in the International Wine Challenge closely followed by a strong performance from other emerging wine regions.

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Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews on the wine wonders to be found in Eastern and Central Europe

24 Mar 2014 | By Mike Matthews

When I first started my career in wine, some 19 years ago, the realisation that a Central or Eastern European wines could potentially become a respectable, premium commodity would almost seem a joke! Apart from the classic Hungarian Tokai or Bulls Blood, if you could find them, there really wasn’t a great deal to shout about.

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