Central and Eastern Europe has vineyards that date from Roman times, producing wines celebrated by Kings and Queens. So where did it all go wrong?
The twentieth century was not kind to Central and Eastern European winemakers. The heavy hand of communism, wars, scandal and disease all but undid a centuries old wine culture.
Today the essential ingredients for a twenty first century revival are in play. Climate, ancient grape varieties, old world wisdom, new world investment and more than a pinch of passion.
These are the ingredients for a fascinating tasting. Specialist importer Vida Wines has the local knowledge and a mission to bring us exciting new Central and Eastern European wines that we can’t find anywhere else in the UK.
From established icons to rising stars expect quality wines from new countries, unusual grapes and great value. The tasting will showcase classics from Austria and Hungary alongside rising stars from Romania and Bulgaria
The eight wines to be tasted: (final selection may be subject to availability)
Austria Johannes Trapl Zweigelt Red 2020 £15.79
Austria Winzerhof Sax Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC White 2019 £14.49
Hungary Kvaszinger Tokaj Dry Furmint White 2020 £13.99
Hungary Heimann & Fiai Szekszard Kekfrankos Red 2018 £15.79
Romania Lechburg Feteasca Neagra Organic Red 2019 £21.69
Romania Lechburg Gewurztraminer Dry White 2020 £20.19
Bulgaria Vidinska Gamza Winery Gamza Red 2017 £17.69
Bulgaria Borovitsa Chardonnay White 2020 £16.09
Join us and lift the curtain on new wave Europe.
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