Special products of Hungary
The Tokaj Aszú – “the wine of kings” – is the Tokaj Wine region’s most famous wine; it is dessert wine matured for three years in the special barrels. The various qualities of it are graded from 3 to 6 puttonyos; the higher the grading the more expensive the price. The other wines characteristic of the region are the Szamorodni, the Furmint, and the Hárslevelű.
This is a bitters sold in a distinctive round black bottle. Its origins are over two centuries old, and it is best drunk cold. Available in a range of sizes.
Pálinka is a traditional type of brandy that is produced from fruits. It is usually made from plums, apricots, pears and cherries.
Although paprika itself is of American origin, the grinding of it is a particularly Hungarian invention. It is an absolutely essential ingredient in traditional Hungarian cooking.
The history of Herend porcelain goes back over two hundred years, and over that time the factory has produced some 12,000 different types of handmade objects and ornaments. The Herend shop in Budapest is at: VI. Andrássy út 16.