“Olaszrizling” October will be presented first time this year; this event will concentrate on the most widely grown white grape variety of Hungary, the “olaszrizling” (Italian-Riesling).
On 19 October, in the morning, three master courses will be held in the Gerbeaud House in Budapest, before the start of the wine-tasting walk – dedicated to this variety – at 4 PM. The President of the Austrian Wine Academy, Josef Schuller Master of Wine and Kielmayer Kristian AIWS will compare Austrian and Hungarian olaszrizling, followed by the presentation of Dr. Gabriella Mészáros AIWS, who will explore the various characters of olaszrizling-s, furmint-s and chenin blanc-s offered in the product range of Terra Hungarica. Finally, István Jásdi, one of the most significant winemakers of the Balatonfüred–Csopak region, will analyze the impact of various localities on wines, needless to say, on the variety of olaszrizling. Following the afternoon and evening wine-tasting walk, visitors can participate in a wine party, which will be held in the NU bistro, from 10 PM until the early hours of the next day.
Of course, this day will not be the only one of its kind in October, the wide range of this variety will be subject to intense scrutiny at several other occasions. In October wine merchants, restaurants and education institutions will offer wine tastings and wine-diners in 60 locations all over the country, where, of course, olaszrizling will be wine of the day.
Furthermore, daily specials and interesting packages will be available for people who are more interested in this exciting variety.