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Blue Danube's Eric Danch on Wine in Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, and More

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

When I moved to the Bay area, I expected to find restaurants mostly focused on wines from nearby California wineries. What I didn't anticipate: a wine community with growing enthusiasm for lesser-known regions, thanks in no small part to Eric Danch, Northern California sales manager for Blue Danube Wine Company, an importer of wines from Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, and other spots in Central and Eastern Europe. I asked Eric to share a bit of essential info about these unfamiliar wine regions. Shall we start with the part where he joins the circus? More

Juhfark: A Wild Hungarian Wine to Drink by Candlelight

Drinks Stevie Stacionis 1 comment

"I brought you a Juhfark," a friend announced when she arrived at a party. "Umm, what??" I asked, unsure if she'd just said something inappropriate. More

Furmint, Hárslevelü, Szamorodni: Wine as Weird As It Comes

Drinks Stevie Stacionis 3 comments

I was sure that Pascaline Lepeltier would share a great new Chenin Blanc with me—she's obsessed with the grape, and she shares a hometown with its native stomping grounds in the Loire Valley in France. But she giggled over, eyes ablaze with a sense of mischief and excitement. A small, somewhat oddly shaped bottle appeared, and out poured the most incredible, fascinating, beautiful and bizarre wine I've had in a long while. More

Kadarka: A Wine Well Outside My Comfort Zone

Drinks Stevie Stacionis 2 comments

I knew I'd have no trouble making a pot pie. The problem was, I had no wine to go with pot pie. In the midst of my endeavor to try as many obscure grapes as possible, I found myself without the wine I always serve alongside this dish. Time to venture out of my comfort zone! More

In Videos: Vintage Hungarian Sausage Commercial

Robyn Lee 6 comments

This commercial has convinced me that Hungarian sausage is the key component to having a kick-ass party. But it's not just the sausage—the song is pretty damn catchy. Watch the glistening sausage madness after the jump.... More

Budapest's Top 33 Restaurants

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Speaking of the world's top 50 restaurants, here's the top 33 in Budapest, according to Hungarian food blog Chew.hu.... More

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