Return to Tokaj

Tokaj Sunset 1

Reading Time: Make no mistake about it, we're crazy about Tokaj. Although it's only a three-hour drive east of Budapest, Tokaj feels a world apart. The Zemplen Mountains provide a stark contrast to the great plains of Hungary. The south slopes are covered in vineyards and engulf 27 small villages. Tokaj is

Kreinbacher Selection 2015

exotic wine travel tasting notes and wine reviews

Reading Time: Hello! Welcome to As Drunk by Exotic Wine Travel, a weekly column where we feature interesting wines that we encourage you to seek out. The reviews featured in this series may be written by either one or the both of us. The featured wines can be from obscure or

Slovak Tokaj: A Forgotten Region

Slovak Tokaj Vineyard

Reading Time: Tokaj is one of the world's great wine regions. It's a name that is synonymous with great sweet wines (although more and more excellent dry wines come from the region). Nearly everyone associates Tokaj with Hungary. However, there is a small sliver of this region that sits in

Hungarian Wine From Eger: Bull’s Blood and Beyond

Hungarian Wine Eger Bull's Blood Bikaver

Reading Time: When we started our Exotic Wine Travel YouTube channel, one of the first wines reviewed was an inexpensive Bull's Blood (Bikavér) from Egervin Winery. It is a decent wine, but far from impressive. After posting the video, we received comments from several Hungarians urging us to try higher

Exotic Wine Travel’s 17 Wines of 2017

Exotic Wine Travel Best Wines 2017

Reading Time: 2017 marked the third year of our location-independent lifestyle and the second year of our wine career. It was a momentous year for us---in the span of 12 months, we authored and published our second and third wine book Sipping Santa Barbara and Cracking Croatian Wine, traveled to seven countries, and tasted