Special Products of Hungary

Special products of Hungary

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Tokaj Wine

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.

Unicum

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

Pálinka is a traditional type of brandy that is produced from fruits. It is usually made from plums, apricots, pears and cherries.

Red paprika

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.

Herend porcelain

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.