East is Red

November 12, 2004



The last tasting was held at the Restaurant Budo-ya located in OAG House - the German Cultural Institute on November 12th. We have tried European red wines, but not from France, Italy nor Spain. They are from Germany on East to the Levant, and there also is a long tradition of wine making. We are convinced that their wines are worth trying.
We have tried Lebanon, Romania, Greece, Hungary, and Bulgarira, with German Red. I have found most of them are also made with Pino, CS, Merlot. So they are not so far from what we usually drink. Among them the hungarian wine was the first for the night. It is actually in classic Bordeaux style but has spicy Zweigelt as an accent. And that might be the reason we liked this wine. We tried East of Europe but was not so far from France at all. Only the price was different.



No Wine Year Grape Region Yen Shop Points Rank 1s 2s Ls
A Spatburgunder Rotwein , Trocken, Weingut 2002 Pinot Noir Baden, Germany 3,780 Tokyu, Toyoko 65 6 1 1 2
B Vylyan, Duennium 1999 CS, CF, Merlot, Zweigelt Villanyi, Hungary 3,675 Suzuki Business 31 1 5 1 0
C Villanyi Bormuzeum Bora, Villanyi Cuvee Barrique 1995 CS/CF blend Villanyi, Hungary 7,245 Suzuki Business 79 8 0 0 3
D Cava Papaioannou, Papaioannou 1997 CS Peleponnese, Greece 3,000 Pieroth 48 3 1 3 0
E Domaine Boyar, Boyar Estate, Barrique 2000 CS Bulgaria 1,155 Liqour Shop Kyudai-gura 76 7 0 0 1
F Domaine Grof Zichy, Barrique 2000 Merlot Szekszard, Hungary 3,570 Suzuki Business 58 5 2 1 1
G Sienna , DOC Terase Danubiane/Vanju Mare 2001 Merlot Romania 1,890 Pieroth 54 4 1 2 0
H Dornfelder Rotwein 2000 Dornfelder Bereich Sudliche Weistrasse, Germany 3,990 Party and Wine 89 9 0 0 5
I Chateau Kefraya 2000 CS/Mourvedre/Syrah blend Bekka Valley, Lebanon 4,200 Party and Wine 40 2 2 4 0

Rank: 1=Most Prefered, 9=Worst,
1s:No of attendee prefered best,
2s: No of attendee chose second best,
Ls:No of atendee ranked worst

Dishes for tonight

Place: at the restaurent Budo-ya, at OAG house






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