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National Wine Marathon starting on May, 23. 2015. – Hungary

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Want to be in charge for yourself in running … Beat it at the National Wine Marathon – Hungary!

Enter to one of the biggest social experience to promise all sports and the wine lovers!

Hungary is known as to be the Nation of Equestrian … and as a reminder Hungary is the only country in Europe which stands also within incredibly rich in Hot Mineral Baths, so Nation of Spas … another reason not letting go, keeping this information mind … now to prove it is also a Nation of Wines!

National Wine Marathon starting on May, 23. 2015, for 11 days covering settlements of the 22 wine regions of Hungary.

An interim press conference regarding to this coming up grandiose event was held at the Buda-side of Budapest at the Little Judge  (KisBiró) Restaurant,  opened by Dezső Dobor – press chief and program director Attila Balla who reported on the progress achieved, and presented the key locations of  the 11 days run and introduced the new member sponsors. Also representing the National Wine Marathon were present: Kristian Kielmaye, Gábor Barátossy, Dr. Zsombor Sümeg, Balázs Győrffy, László Dobák, Ágnes Herczeg, Imre Dlusztus.  Dezső Dobor – press chief also announced President dr. János Áder agreed to patronage the event, and the Defence Minister dr. Csaba Hende to be also as patron, who will  personally join the National Wine Marathon.

The National Wine Marathon is extremely rich, and the distance  to run is more than plenty. As said within the 11 days,  total of 2573 km … 264Hs … 7 marathon … 6 half marathon. Passing through Hungary as one continuous area in  Vineland  will be over the length of 100 villages.)

There is no certain age limit, but have to keep in mind the delicious bottle of wine will only be handled over to participants above the age of 18. Entrants under 18 years will receive mineral water, fruit juice. Here is a bunch of the names of those official locations  to count on … count in “Stand On Your Marks! Get Set! Go!” 

Abaújszántó, Ásotthalom, Budapest-Campona, Balatongyörök, Badacsonytomaj, Balatonfüred, Balatonboglár, Balaton-felvidék, Balatonföldvár, Balatonkeresztúr, Borota, Bokod, Baja, Bátaszék, Bonyád, Bükkaranyos, Dunaszekcső, Edelény,  Hajós, Villány, Pécs, Siklós, Szekszárd, Hőgyész, Győk, Paks, Cece, Simontornya, Enying, Siófok, Kőröshegy, Fertőd,  Fertőrákos , Fonyód, Jászkisér,  Jászberény, Nagykanizsa, Letenye, Lenti, Páka, Söjtör, Keszthely, Hévíz, Révfülöp, Lovas, Szentantalfa,  Sárvár,  Szeged, Sümeg, Kőszeg, Kisköre, Kiskunhalas, Szolnok, Sóshalom, Szombathely, Csorna, Kisbér, Pannonhalma, Győrújbarát, Tat,  Tiszakürt, Zsámbék, Dunaalmás, Lábatlan, Biatorbágy, Kunszentmiklós, Mórahalom, Dömsöd, Imrehegy, Kiskörös, Sárospatak, Jánoshalma, Solt,  Pilis, Poroszló, Pusztamérges, Kecskemét, Cegléd,  Monor, Mezőkövesd, Onga,Kóka, Hatvan, Gyöngyös, Tapolca,  Tápiószentmárton, Tornyiszentmiklós, Újszász,  Ináncs, Mád, Tokaj, Zalaegerszeg,  Zalaszentgrót, Zalakaros.

To run any marathon for the first time would rank as a great life experience. The distance from one village to the other reassured in the length of distance, the different routes will show some of the world’s most famous vineyards on the way and will make this adventure special for those running as a „wine nut”. Also at these events will gather the leading personalities of region’s wine-makers who will offer their best products to the runners and visitors. Definitely, an experience to learn about the great wines of Hungary. Also not just for runners, the visitors and guests can enjoy folklore parade as they try tasting various wine brands and enjoying their time around with local music and much fun the villages will offer. A fine time in meeting local folks in and on the way will most probably build new connection.

Each registrants will receive an application package from the National Wine Marathon organizers with the following content: 1pc running uniform, 1pc National Wine Marathon partner card, 1pc National Wine Marathon medal finish, 1pc RFID, wristband timer or timer chip, 1 bottle of wine from the specific wine region, affecting the actual running distance, also other sponsorship offerings such as credit coupons.

At the wine-making scene  will gather the leading personalities of regional who will offer their best products to visitors. The runners and guests can witness a folklore parade, whilst giving a try in tasting various wine brands and enjoying their time around with music and much fun.

Probably there will be coming around with many Qs. To try to find the good answers, rather than to have a general tips, need to drop over to the use link at the organizers website to learn more about running the Nation Wine Marathon. In the meantime only Hungarian website exist, but said it will have an English language site to click to. Foreigners working, staying in Hungary will need a little help from a (Hungarian) friend. to follow the followings.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


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Hungary’s one of the biggest event of the year is the real harvest festival held at the city of Szekszárd. This goes for four days with also multio-arts out as well. I’m not far from being wrong saying when in Hungary anyone mentions the word Szekszárd, immediately rings the bell of its smooth, delicious red wines.

Now, for one night Szekszárd’s Lajvér wines rolled over to  the  Mix Club, a cosy place with modern elegance at Budapest’s district VI., Eiffel Square  by bringing to introduce, taste their eight wines, which are so characteristic of its region’s nectar.

A  brief video presentation was shown of the brand new winery which have had been brought under shelter with the aid from the EU.

A superb  out-and-out contemporary, modern, avant-garde dance show highlighted the evening  presented by Mr. Zoltan Grecsó dance artist and his partner. See snaps.

From one tasting to the other, Ms. Agnes Herczeg wine expert, took us on wine tour to the valley of Lajvér.

“A drop to California  in the Valley of  Lajvér  …  A brand new winery,  with the appearance of the Avantgarde Lajvér wine has brought a new color on the palette to the Szekszárd wines. In just a  twink or two  it burst into the public consciousness.

During the evening  the winery’s white, rosé, red, siller, and four red wines were  presented to be tasted.

The evening’s first wine to be tasted was the 2012 Cuvée Blanc  (Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cserszegi spice blend), which pulsating the life of Paris,  elegance  and lightness. A true cosmopolitan, fragrant, a  fun- fruit-bomb!

The following was a very fresh, clean,  primeur rosé. This wine is a very promising and  exciting taste.

The next one was the “siller”,  a barrel sample based on the kadarka, gave a feeling of a spicy and exotic taste.

Last but  not least came the “reddies”…  which were  full of  fruit blending, rich red and blackberry. As was told a real everyday wine. There is only one problem, if it can at all be called as a problem … HAS NO NAME!   The winery has in mind to open a competition to find  the perfect names to their perfect red wines.

The executive, Mr. Gábor Beni said as introducing their wine from  the Lajvér Valley: “The goal was to create a California-style wine in all its aspects. It is displayed in the basis of quality and technological level and with its style of the wines. The fruity fragrance, rich in flavor, full wines from the Wine territories. The traditions and characteristics provides the perfect base. So from now on “wine lovers” needn’t have  to travel to California’s Napa Valley, to get that outstanding, rich in taste because the domestic shelves will also  hold  all the packing material and style of the wines in the international format. Look for the Szekszárd editions and especially the brand: Avantgarde Lajvér Wine.

The evening was hosted by Mr Sándor Nagy, popular media presenter.

Thanks to Red Lemon Media for the invitation, had a splendid evening and hope this update targets those who are  interested in good Hungarian wines. So keep your eyes wide open!

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter