VINIDA - Champions of New Europe - Best of Hungary, Slovenia, Czechia and more

VINIDA -  Champions of New Europe - Best of Hungary, Slovenia, Czechia and more
Throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries some of the most prized terroirs were in Central Europe, many in what was last known as Austria-Hungary. Let us taste the "King of Wines" from time gone by.

Vinum Regum, Rex Vinorum. Wine of kings, king of wines. Le roi des vins, et le vin des rois. Whichever language you prefer, King Louis XIV didn’t use the phrase to describe Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, not even Sauternes - but Tokaj from Eastern Hungary. And it’s not just Tokaj, throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries some of the most prized terroirs were in Central Europe, many in what was last known as Austria-Hungary.

Later this year will be the 35th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and in these 30-something years, the countries and societies previously hidden behind the Iron Curtain have made progress in leaps and bounds. After being largely forgotten by the rest of the wine world thanks to successive totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, with many vineyards put under state control and optimised for quantity over quality, winemaking in these countries has made the same progress as the societies around them - often even greater. While not on shelves at every wine store around the world quite yet, top producers from Central European countries have made their way on plenty of wine lists of Michelin-starred restaurants in world’s gastronomic capitals like London, New York and, certainly, København.

In this tasting we will try to fix that and introduce you to some of the best winemakers, terroirs and grape varieties from countries like Hungary, Slovenia and Czechia (final list TBD) without having to opt for the 4000kr wine pairing to go with the 4000kr tasting menu.

This tasting will be presented in English by Dr Janice Wang DipWSET and Domen Prešern DipWSET.

This tasting is open for everyone, but as we sometimes will be very detailed, it does give a better experience, if you have some basic knowledge of wines. A good help is to study this "cheat-sheet" kortlink.dk/2pdep and kortlink.dk/2pdfs, to get a basic understanding of wines, their appearance, aromas, flavours and structure.And this

The presentation will be in English

This event is organised by Poul Tang poul.tang@m.ida.dk - 5171 5240.

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Information
  • When

    10. jun. 2024 19:00 - 21:30
  • Where

    IDA-huset Aarhus., Mariane Thomsens Gade 2F, 3. sal, 8000 Aarhus C

  • Registration Deadline

    9. jun. 2024 - 23:55

  • Organizer

    Aarhus Afdeling, IDA Østjylland

  • Available Seats

    23

  • Event Number

    353881

Price
  • Unemployed

    250 kr.

  • Member

    250 kr.

  • Senior member

    250 kr.

  • Student member

    250 kr.