Highlighting Croatian Wines


In my Balkan Workshop, which featured indigenous varietal wines from countries that were once part of the former Yugoslavia – Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro – four of the ten wines I presented were from Croatia. Why such a high proportion? Because hands down, Croatia is home to some of the region’s most fascinating… View Article

Urban Legend – The First Urban Winery from London


Are urban wineries the next trend in winemaking? Rather than making the wine where the grapes grow, is it better to make it where the consumers live? That way you can use your winery to educate them about wine and why a decent bottle is worth the extra euros. Being located in a city centre… View Article

The Second Great Tokaj Wine Auction Was Successful


The second Great Tokaj Wine Auction took place on Saturday 26th April in Sárospatak, Hungary, as part of the Tokaj Spring weekend. The Auction brought in 90 433 €, a 34 % increase on 2013 results. Of the 24 lots offered by 21 producers, 18 were sold. That is 75 % of the lots, an… View Article

Hong Kong Drinks More Wine!


With average per-capita wine consumption almost twice that of Japan, and far more than Singapore, Hong Kong residents and tourists love to indulge in their favourite tipple. According to the International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR), US$440 million was spent on wine in the city in 2012 – a figure expected to reach US$535.1 million… View Article

Celebrate Spring with New Menu at the Gresham Restaurant


Having a charming terrace and fabulous Chain Bridge view, the Gresham Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest presents its new menu with selected dishes of Hungarian and Italian cuisines. In the new menu, Executive Chef Leonardo Di Clemente focuses on healthy and light summer meals using seasonal and local vegetables. Foie gras duo,… View Article

Easter in Budapest: Tradition, Art and Gastronomy


In spring time, one of the most featured events in the Buda Castle District is the The festival is a perfect program for those who are on an Easter holiday in Budapest, Hungary. With the festival ticket you are also entitled to visit the two major attractions inside the Buda Castle buildings: the Hungarian National… View Article

Prague Drinks Not Only Beer, But Wine!


Good news for Central European winelovers. The first year of PRAGUE DRINKS WINE Festival will take place on 6th & 7th June 2014 at the Troja Chateaux. It will be a unique gathering of more-than forty winemakers from Central Europe with you – lovers of original, quality wines. PRAGUE DRINKS WINE Festival connects to similar… View Article

Literary Dinners with Lisa Hilton


On Wednesday 30th March, the third in the series of Rosie Apponyi’s international literary dinners at Brody Studios recounts a very adult love story: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski were middle-aged and battle-scarred when they embarked on a less than ideal love affair in post-war France. Yet their love, immortalised in Nancy’s bestsellers ‘The Pursuit… View Article

The Newest On-Line Destination Guide of Budapest


Four Seasons has spent more than 50 years anticipating and responding to the needs of its guests with customized services and amenities that have changed the face of hospitality. Along with this commitment now Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest (2014 Winner – Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award) is launching an on-line destination guide that will… View Article