Unfortunately this photo is very blurry but the wine was perfect. Perhaps the photo is a sign of how much I enjoyed the evening at the Hungarian Embassy with Les Dames d’Escoffier. I was inducted this past year into this extraordinary group of women and one of the perks is invitations to exciting events around the city such as this one last week.
We tried a number of wonderful wines and interesting bites and I learned a lot from the discussion by their sommelier, Helga Gal. I visited Hungary many years ago right after the Berlin Wall fell, another life time ago. I would love to go back and visit that interesting country, especially the wine regions. I am actually partly Hungarian so it seems fitting to dip back into my roots and explore the country further.
We tried six wines from indigenous varieties that were all very difficult to pronounce.