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FORBES article English translation

Please note: this is a very rough translation of Forbes’ original article which was published in the magazine’s Travel supplement this week. The priority was set by the magazine who asked the translator to remain as close to the original … Continue reading “FORBES article English translation”

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Gault-Millau Interview

Below you can read our unofficial translation of Gault Millau Hungary’s interview with Eva Cartwright, owner of Somlo Wine Shop. The original Hungarian version, which was published on 6th February 2017 is available here. Q: Which appellation, country or style … Continue reading “Gault-Millau Interview”


Rare wines from Somló

Browse and order from our current ‘collectors’ selection here. Apart from Tokaj, Somlo is about the only Hungarian white appellation producing wines that keep for decades. Their outstanding longevity is not due to sugar ( as opposed to Tokaj ) … Continue reading “Rare wines from Somló”


Winter Opening Hours

OUR WINTER OPENING HOURS: As opposed to previous years we will receive guests with pre – booked appointments in the winter months also, up till our standard spring re-opening . This is due to the fact that the house above … Continue reading “Winter Opening Hours”


Volcanic Wines to change the future of Hungarian Wine-Strategy?

Can volcanic wine give us the long-awaited breakthrough that the Hungarian wine industry so badly needs? Last week a book, which we will no doubt learn to call the ‘Bible’ of volcanic wines, was published. The writer is John Szabo, … Continue reading “Volcanic Wines to change the future of Hungarian Wine-Strategy?”


#govolcanic project UK

The #govolcanic project ‘s full wine-portfolio was first introduced on 1st July 2016 in London. This is a joint initiative between a UK wine merchant, Witness Mountain Ltd and Hungarian wine growers. It aims to promote, introduce, and ultimately sell … Continue reading “#govolcanic project UK”


Cook on the terrace – the second recipe

At the end of our second wine dinner the majority of our guests voted this course as the best food-wine pairing: roasted lamb with vegetables and onion mash + Kőfejtő Juhfark 2015 Ingredients: lamb shank  – cca. 20 dkg /person … Continue reading “Cook on the terrace – the second recipe”

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Cook on the terrace – the first recipe

At the end of our firs wine dinner the majority of our guests voted this course as the best food-wine pairing: Fried goats cheese wrapped in bacon, with caramelised pear-wedges , paired with Hollóvár Hárslevelű 2013 wine. Ingredients, when served … Continue reading “Cook on the terrace – the first recipe”


Cook on our ( panorama ) Terrace

He cooked in a cauldron for our volunteers by a Somló Spring. He prepared exclusive 8 course menues for visiting wine experts from far-far away. He did slow-motion cooking for a film shooting, but sometimes he just cooked for his … Continue reading “Cook on our ( panorama ) Terrace”


Volcano’s Elixir: The wines of Somló, Hungary

Alder Yarrow’s latest article on Somló and its wines: