Opened in summer 2018, MyWine is the latest addition to the Budapest wine scene. Two walls of Hungarian wines line the entrance, all available for sit-down or takeout. Spiegelberg, Ráspi, Barta and Kikelet are highlights. The purposely detail-poor wine list, meanwhile, is designed to encourage questions, like “What’s the Lenkey Bombóly 2007 about?” Servers answer by pouring a taste while explaining. Chances are, there will be a winemaker or two hanging about: It has become a new favorite haunt. Small cold plates and probably Budapest’s best artisanal beer selection complete the experience.
Arany János utca 16, Budapest, Hungary
John Szabo, MS, has been traveling to Hungary since the late 1970s—first to visit relatives, and later to start J & J Eger Wine Co., where he makes kékfrankos with partner János Stumpf. But his day job is writing about wine and researching the world’s best wine bars.
This story appears in the print issue of February 2019.
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