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The Coolest Cellar I’ve Seen So Far, Dobogó Pince

So I’ve started to write a post three times now. I’ve got nothing really to say, at least not that I can write in the time I have available today. This is in Dobogó Pince, a Tokaj winery which produces … Continue reading

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Wine Hose, Balatonlelle, Hungary

Most of us, when we think about wine, think about the bottle, the crystal glasses, the barrels and vats in the cellar, maybe the grapes on the vine. We don’t often think about the complex process of manufacturing a food … Continue reading

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Caged Wine, Konyári Pince, Balatonlelle, Hungary

There is something about seeing the huge cages full of wine in a winery’s warehouse that makes me believe the world is a good place. A farmer has followed a tradition going back 9000 years or more, growing grapes, harvesting … Continue reading

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Riding a Tractor, Palkonya, Hungary

Interspersed with the hard work of the grape harvest is a good deal of pleasure. Moving from one section of the vineyard to the other, János invited me to hop onto the back of the tractor with him and a … Continue reading

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Merlot Harvest 2013, Palkonya, Hungary

This photo is the most telling of the day I spent at Haraszti Pince. Harvesting grapes is hard work, and there are no easy jobs. If you’re Feri, the vintner, standing on the back of the truck, you get long … Continue reading

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