Eastern European Wines
Hungarian Whites and Croatian Reds
1:00 - 3:00
Winemaking in central and eastern Europe has an illustrious history; there’s evidence of grape growing in Moldova as far back as 2800BC, while further south in Georgia and Armenia, archaeologists have uncovered winery artifacts even further back than that, more than 6,000 years ago. Despite all that history, many of these great wine grapes and regions were nearly lost during the era of Soviet occupation, as many small, family wineries were combined into large collectives, and if winemaking even continued it was just producing bulk wines of little character, and those certainly weren't exported. Since the break up of the Soviet satellite states, in many of these regions small wineries have been able to go back to their roots, and start to produce quality wines, some of which are even being exported.
While there is no way for us to really encompass all Eastern European wines at one tasting, we have trimmed this Saturday's tasting down to wines from two of the most prominent of these wine producing countries. We will tast two fantastic white wines from Hungary, and two delicious red wines from Croatia. All of the wines being featured are from Love Over Money, a collection of wines from different areas and countries that were selected by importer Boutique Wine Collection for their exceptional quality and value. Love Over Money aims to display the authenticity of a wine, region and varietal, a true reflection of the origin while being uncomplicated. Boutique Wine Collection works closely with each producer, all of whom have been selected for their high standards and strong track record to offer wines that are representative of where they come from and are value orientated.
Come join us Saturday and discover something new!
Tokaj, Hungary, 2021
Somló, Hungary, 2021
Serpentina 'Tiktok O'Clock'
Plavac & Babić
Coastal Croatia, 2020
Middle & South Dalmacija, Croatia, 2016