Borjour Booze Cruise In Budapest

  • 17 Oct 2015 9:00 AM
Borjour Booze Cruise In Budapest
Késői Szüret (Late Harvest) productions was established in 2005 by Sebestyén Nagy and Gábor Tóth with the goal of popularizing (mostly Hungarian) quality wines. In November 2005 an eponymous program was launched on radiocafé 98.6 (currently on RadioQ 99.5 Wednesday evenings 20:00-21:00) on which wines are tasted and discussed by our two anchors, Sára Megyeri and Sebestyén Nagy.

In 2009 the group broadened its profile to include its Boujour wine tastings, of which there four types. Mini Borjours accommodate 40 guests and usually feature one winemaker.

Borjour Extra events are situated in unusual, interesting and sometimes extreme settings, usually focused on one winemaker. Borjour Klasszik events, are monthly (except during the summer) at Manna Restaurant (perched above the tunnel under the Buda Castle) and accommodate about 200 guests and present seven to ten wineries.

Borjour Magnum, are our largest events, effectively function as wine festivals with more than 1000 guests. More recently Borjour Borhajo was launched on the Zsófia Rendezvényhajó (Zsófia Ship, docked just north of the Elizabeth Bridge in Pest), which cruise while the attendees booze, providing spectacular views of the Buda Castle and the Pest waterfront from Margit Island to the National Theatre from the majestic Danube.

Cruising and boozing on the Borjour Borhajo

A fixed admission fee entitles attendees to unlimited tasting, mineral water and, depending on the event, food samplings.

More substantial culinary delights designed to accompany the wine can be purchased. Borjour events are informal and social, feature standing tables, enabling wine-lovers to mingle and mix with both winemakers and each other. While the attendees are primarily Hungarian, many speak English and there is generally a smattering of expatriates and assorted foreigners.

In terms of upcoming events, Borjour Pinot & Kadarka, which will focus on these two varieties from the west and east, respectively, is scheduled for 3 October at 15:00 – 21:00 in the Stefánia Palace.

Wineries from throughout Hungary, Slovakia and Transylvania will be present. In addition, master classes will be held at 15:30 on pinots from France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina led by Anna Komoróczki AIWS;
at 16:30 on differentiating pinot noir from kadarka in a game of blind tastings led by Sebestyén Nagy;
at 17:30 on the best kadarks from Hungary featuring vintages from Szekszárd and other wine regions led by the Borjour team;
at 18:30: on Burgundy’s treasures from the basic to the Grand Cru from the cradle of pinot led by László Romsics AIWS; and
at 19:30 on the best Hungarian pinots with award winning wines from Eger, Villány, Etyek and many other wine regions led by Romsics László AIWS. Egészségedre!

Xpatloop Staff

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