Is Hungary famous for wine? What wine connoisseurs, like Bortodoor Wine Bar Owner Smike, know about Hungarian wine.

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Is Hungary famous for wine? What wine connoisseurs, like Bortodoor Wine Bar Owner Smike, know about Hungarian wine.

Show Notes

Hungary is a country that is often overlooked when it comes to wine. However, Hungarian wine has a lot to offer wine connoisseurs! If you’re a wine connoisseur, then you should know about Hungarian wine. Hungary is one of the most famous countries for wine production in the world! There are many different types of Hungarian wine, and each one has its unique flavor and character. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best Hungarian wines that you should try, as well as some tips for wine connoisseurs who want to learn more about Hungarian wine.

In episode 24 of the Are, we home yet? podcast I interviewed Smike who made the decision 13 years ago to move to Budapest Hungary and quickly fell in love with the city. Budapest has a laid-back, artistic creative vibe, and its rich unique history and culture are evident everywhere you go. Smike says that if you take the time to get to know the people in Hungary, you will find that Hungarian people are warm, inviting, and welcoming. Smike is originally from Pennsylvania in America, and after a three-month-long vacation in Europe, Smike decided to settle in Hungary, is proud to call Budapest his home, and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Smike owns a wine bar, Bortodoor City, in Budapest, with two friends, one from the UK, and another from Australia. The wine bar is open Wednesday through Sunday and is a place for people to share a glass of wine during a wine tasting event, but also to meet and make new friends while listening to live music. Smike loves his life, spending time with so many different people every night at his wine bar, and finding great wines for everyone to enjoy.

Oenophiles (wine connoisseurs), like Smike take great pleasure in discovering new wines, and they are always eager to share their latest findings with others. While some might view them as snobs, Smike is breaking down wine stereotypes. Whether you’re a casual drinker or a knowledgeable connoisseur, if you love wine, you’re an oenophile. Smike, as an oenophile, is sharing his passion for wine, its many complexities, different varietal, and various regions where the wine comes from, with as many who enter his wine bar.

So whether you’re just getting started on your wine journey or you’re a seasoned pro, if you’re in Budapest, it’s worth seeking out the advice of an oenophile by searching for a wine bar near me and meeting Smike. After all, who better to trust when it comes to finding that perfect bottle than wine connoisseurs at Bortodoor City wine bar?

But if you’re not in Budapest how do you learn about different kinds of wines, whether they be Hungarian or from elsewhere? Smike recommends you attend wine festivals.

Wine festivals are a great way to learn about different types of wines and meet the people who make wine. Wine festivals usually take place over a weekend and feature a wide variety of wines, as well as food and entertainment. Many wine festivals also offer educational seminars, allowing attendees to learn about wine tasting, food pairing, and winemaking. Some of the most popular wine festivals in the world take place in France, Italy, and Spain. However, there are also many excellent festivals in the United States, Australia, and South Africa.

If you want to know more insider knowledge about Hungary, living in Budapest during Covid, owning a business in Hungary, wine, and the other two wine connoisseurs who are business owners at Bortodoor City, tune in to episode 24 of the Are We Home Yet podcast and hear more from Smike!

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