Tasting Wine in Budapest
Wine tasting isn’t just about the wine – it’s the whole experience that counts. Tucked away on a quiet street in Budapest is an adorable wine shop and tasting room called the Tasting Table. With less than 24 hours to spend in Hungary’s capital city, we still managed to find time for wine.
This was the one of many wine tastings during our 10-city tour through Europe last winter. Eating and drinking our way around new cities is one of our favorite parts of traveling.
We were the first to arrive at this charming and traditional wine cellar and found seats at a large table surrounded by wine bottles. The room quickly filled up and it felt like we were sampling wine with long lost friends.
We didn’t know anything about Hungarian wines before this experience, but learned a lot thanks to the friendly and knowledgeable wine guides. We received five generous pours ranging from dry to sweet. Unfortunately we didn’t record any tasting notes because we were too busy enjoying the wine. 😉
Taste Hungary gets 5 stars for their amazing charcuterie boards comprised of local specialties. Each person got their own so there was no fighting over the last piece of cheese!
- Irsai Olivér – Geszier Winery – Mór Region – 2019 (White)
- Furmint – Füleky Winery – Tokaj Region – 2014 (White)
- Redy – Heumann Winery – Villány Region – 2018 (Red)
- Rhapsody – Kovács Nimród Winery – Eger Region – 2016 (Red)
- Aszú 5 Puttonyos – Royal Tokaji Winery – Tokaj Region – 2013 (Dessert)
We definitely recommend this wine tasting experience to anyone with a thirst for wine. The ambiance, food & wine pairings, and introduction to the Hungarian wine regions made this a highlight of our first trip to Budapest.
Tune in next Wednesday to see what we’re tasting next!