Author Archives: Ole Udsen

Tokaj Tasting Notes – Kikelet


The history of Tokaj wine has been influenced quite significantly by non-Hungarian people over time. Not just commercially, with Tokaj being a celebrated and hugely exported wine, particularly to Poland, Russia and elsewhere, from quite early on, but also in … Continue reading

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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Tokaj Nobilis


My research on producers of Tokaj wines prior to my trip to the area in April of 2019 turned up quite a good number of candidates to visit. In narrowing down the number, necessary because of time constraints, I relied … Continue reading

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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Samuel Tinon


When I was planning my trip to the Tokaj area in April of 2019, several independent sources – writer friends, web sites and books – told me that Samuel Tinon was a must-visit producer, so I obviously made an appointment. … Continue reading

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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Árpád-Hegy


When approaching the Tokaj area on the way from Budapest, the first town you encounter within the Tokaj denomination, the gateway to Tokaj, as it were, is Szerencs; this is marked by a stylized gateway in a central roundabout in … Continue reading

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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Gizella Pince


When I went to Tokaj in April 2019, my friend, the great Hungarian wine writer Daniel Ercsey, had recommended that I visit László Szilágyi, the owner of Tokaj producer Gizella. One cannot reject advice from that source, so of course … Continue reading

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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Barta Pince


As I researched for my April 2019 tour of Tokaj, one of the producer names that surfaced frequently was Barta Pince. It was obvious that a visit was in order. Barta is a family-owned operation, but slightly unusually so. The … Continue reading

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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Erzsébet Pince


On my scouting trip to Tokaj, Hungary, in April 2019, I visited one of the producers recommended strongly to me by several sources: Erzsébet Pince. This was a revelatory visit. I obviously knew about, had tasted and had read up … Continue reading

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