According to the Hungarian Wine Society, the famous dessert wines of Tokaj “were cherished by European nobles, royals and all lovers of the best and finest for centuries. Botrytis cinerea (the “noble rot” that makes grapes shrivel) was utilized in Tokaj centuries before late harvest wines were made at Chateau d’Yquem.”. Furthermore, Louis XIV called it “Wine of Kings, and King of Wines” – and now you can order them here – in different varieties at different prices, too. Click here to order the Tokay wines produced on the estate formerly owned by the Austro-Hungarian Royal Family. This is not a commercial – it just struck me as a perfect, original gift for anyone with a cultivated taste.
But what the heck are “6 puttonyos”?