The Slow Living Hungary Association, member of the international Slow Movement and the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London cordially invite you to a
Hungarian Kadarka Masterclass
29 November 2018 @ 2.00pm.
Hungarian Cultural Centre
10 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA
At this event we present a selection of the best wines from Hungary, along with their producers, to offer participants a different perspective on Hungarian wines. You will also get a small slice of the unique Hungarian gastronomy. One of Hungary’s best Slow food restaurants, Bori Mami will offer Slow finger food with typical flavours of the wine regions from the finest Hungarian Slow food ingredients. The Masterclass will be hosted by Attila Fiáth PhD, DipWSET.
Kadarka is a variety that is grown in many of the hungarian wine regions, especially in Szekszárd, Eger and Villány. It is hard to grow but if there is enough sunshine it produces beautiful wines with long ageing potential. Winemakers have a love-hate relationship with the variety, therefore those who really believe in Kadarka call it the Princess of the black grapes. It is pale in colour with lovely redberry, cherry aromas and flavours. Light in body with vivid acidity and velvety tannins. A real joy to drink and partner to a wide range of dishes, thus a perfect choice for gastronomy.
We strongly believe in Kadarka as in our experience more and more consumers are looking for new varieties and turning to fruitier, lighter red wines. In this Slow Wine Kadarka masterclass we will show the potential of the variety through exceptional wines from different terroirs, winemaking regimes. The Hungarian Slow Movement believes that wine, just like food, must be good, clean, and fair. Through our international Slow Wine Masterclasses, we support and promote Hungarian winemakers who are using traditional techniques and premium, environmentally-conscious innovations, working with respect for the environment and terroir, safeguarding the incredible biodiversity of grape varieties that are part of Hungary’s heritage.
The host of the Masterclass
Attila Fiáth PhD, DipWSET
Attila is a university professor at Corvinus University in Budapest. Trained at Cambridge and the Harvard Business School, he’d had more than 20 years of teaching and research behind him when he became Hungary’s leading expert on wine, wine strategy and wine business. He teaches wine related courses at the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon as a visiting professor, giving masterclasses frequently. He is the Chairman of the Hungarian Association of WSET Diploma holders, and currently a Stage2 Master of Wine student. In the last few years he put tremendous efforts into developing strategic frameworks to help build the identity of Hungarian wines and wine regions.
As a professional member of the Slow Living Hungary Association, with his knowledge he raises the level of Hungarian wine culture. One of his projects is the cooperation with the Kadarka Roundtable, an association of more than 60 winemakers producing wines from this varieties.
The event is free but pre-registration is required.