The last day of my Hungarian visit. I was in Budapest for the awards ceremony for the Pannon Wine Challenge.
I spent the morning catching up with Agnes Herczeg, CEO of Grof Buttler winery and MW student, and then it was off to the Gerbeaud, for a very grand awards ceremony and lunch. I had to give a short speech on behalf of the judges, and then we presented certificates to the winning wineries. The food was superb, and accompanied by some lovely wines.
The judges table (above). Below, a rather nice starter based on a thin layer of perch carpaccio.
A beautiful duck liver (above). Below, a really innovative label. The bull is made up of the component grape varieties. Really clever (Bikaver = Bull’s Blood).
Below: Tara is looking forward to her glass of Szepsy, and Alder and Isabelle present some awards.