There’s a unique experience which only a few people in the world are privy to, and that is the exquisite taste of fragrant wine in a lovely, exotic ambience. Visiting the Tasting Table – one of Hungary’s most stylish and centrally-located wine galleries – guarantees exactly such bliss!
When we first visited the Tasting Table, we were mildly curious and honestly quite excited. The evening began with our rendezvous with our host – a knowledgeable sommelier, Emi – guiding us through the various red, white, and sparkling wines from the different regions of Hungary. We were privy to a fine exhibit of regional food that is the perfect accompaniment to the wines we were sampling.
The lovely wine tasting was accompanied by an assortment of dry fruits, delicious cheeses, and also crusty breads seasoned with oils on the table (Loved the Poppy seed oil). Eat as you like while enjoying the hand-picked wine and you’re sure to remember the decadent experience for times to come!
Best part is, you decide which of the offered wines, and how much you want to taste. You can have just a sip, or enjoy half a glass, the choice is entirely up to you! All the 8 fine wines are exclusive and directly sourced from the wine producers.
What we enjoyed most is the wonderful insights Emi provided into the nitty-gritties of Hungarian wine production. We learnt about the different regions where wine is made, what their hallmarks are, and lots of other wine-related trivia. If you are a wine aficionado, this wine tasting session will really help you understand Hungarian wine in the larger context of wine fermentation.
And that’s not all! If you embark on a wine tour with Taste Hungary and love any particular wine, you even get a call back to try it once more at the end of the tour.
Personally, we both have never been inclined towards sweet wines. But when served the exotic Tokai wine at the Tasting Table, we were mighty impressed with its complex aroma and intense freshness. It was round and detectably fruity, with long-lasting acidity. The residual sugar was moderately saccharine and perfectly complemented the flavor of the wine.
It was just fantastic? At the end of the day, as a wine lover, what does one want? Finely fermented fabulous wines, pleasant ambience, few sweets to nibble on, and some good company. At the Tasting Table, all expectations are met! It’s two hours well-spent and if you’re not a wine-lover so far, you’re probably going to become one after visiting the Tasting Table!
“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy wine and that’s kind of the same thing.”
*We would like to thank Carolyn Bánfalvi and Gábor for inviting us for wine tasting in Budapest. The ‘Essentials of Hungarian Wine’ session was indeed the highlight of our trip. And of course all our yummy opinions are our own!!**
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Oh this looks like loads of fun. My mom is going on a trip in that area soon I will have to show her this. She loves her wine.
Sure Tammy. Ask her to sign up for this session and she’s going to be grateful 😉
Wine and great food is my kind of fun. I would love this for a trip.
That’s our idea of a perfect trip as well.
This would be a blast! I don’t really like wine, but I’d still go to sample and eat the food.
Trust me, I had no inclination towards wine in my life. But I am glad I went for this tour and now I seriously love wine. 🙂
Oh now this looks like an amazing place to go wine tasting. I bet Hungary is a really interesting place to go and explore as well.
This is such a cool looking wine tasting. I want to try. Thanks for sharing.
So you must when you get a chance to visit Budapest 🙂
This looks and sounds like a wonderful experience! What a delight to experience a personalized wine tasting. The room itself sets the mood for an exquisite experience. Love it! ðŸ‘ðŸ¼ðŸ˜
Yes, the tasting room made all the difference. Loved the atmosphere and the mood. You gotta try when in Budapest 🙂
I would go wine tasting anywhere in the world! i love my wine and I have often found that they are always best else where!
You make sense to me Tia. After this wine session in Budapest, I’m up for wine tasting all over the world. 🙂
Thanks for the tip! I would love to go here for wine tasting when I get a chance to visit Budapest. Looks like such a fun and yummy experience!
Yes Annie, this is indeed one of the best experiences for us.
How posh is this? Now I gotta add this to my winery bucketlist to do a winery tasting in Budapest!
That’s plenty of wines to choose from! But who cares? There’s no such thing as too much wine!
It looks like you had a wonderful experience! I like your blog, would you like to follow each other?:)
And I always wanted to go to a wine tasting! Everything looks so adventurous and like so much fun!
I did some wine tasting in italy! it was so much fun! i have never been to hungary but i feel like now i have an excuse do go!
Loved in my time in Budapest when I last visited but did not know about this wine tasting, looks really fun.
You got a reason to return Anosa 🙂
This looks like a lot of fun! I have dreams of traveling abroad, but I will never make them a reality.
I have never been on an official wine tasting but have always wanted to. This looks like it was an amazing experience.