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Hungarina wines -both white and red -purchase in Southern CA?

kel Jul 29, 2008 08:08 AM

Please respond if you know of wine stores carrying them for sale.

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    RicRios Jul 29, 2008 08:50 AM

    I assume you meant "Hungarian" wines?
    If that's the case, click here: http://www.wine-searcher.com
    Enter "Hungary" under Wine Name, USA / CA under Merchant State, leave Vintage blank, click Search.
    Hundreds of hits.

    1. love2eat Jul 29, 2008 08:55 AM

      You might want to try Jon's Market. I buy Romanian wine there all the time. They have a large selection of Eastern European stuff. Referring to the Santa Monica/Hobart Jon's. Haven't been to the others.

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      1. re: love2eat
        jotfoodie Jul 29, 2008 09:10 AM

        I second RicRios suggestion by using wine searcher, here are some you may want to look at their sites.

        Woodland Hills Wine Company

        K & L Wines - Hollywood

        Wally's Wine & Spirit - Westwood

        The Wine Club - Santa Ana

      2. Will Owen Jul 29, 2008 11:21 AM

        Trader Joe's has of course had Egri Bikaver forever, but they have rather fitfully offered some more interesting Hungarians. One they've stuck with that I like - and I'm not sure I understand WHY I like it - is called "Woodsman's White." It's very dry, even a little sour, but with a lush floral scent sorta floating on top. Very odd. It's cheap, so I'd urge anyone to try it.

        The only other place I've consistently seen Hungarian wines, strangely enough, is at the Hawaii Supermarket in San Gabriel. I've bought a few very forgettable ones (they were cheap, I was curious) but I wouldn't recommend that to anyone else - the bottles aren't treated very well there, except for the really expensive ones in the locked cases, and even if it's OK stuff to start with it's probably been subjected to rough handling and wide temperature changes.

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          springdaze Jul 29, 2008 04:20 PM

          I know I have seen Hungarian wines at The Wine Country in Long Beach. I think they have both red and white. They can special order things too

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            kel Jul 29, 2008 06:29 PM

            Thank you all the very helpful responses. Apology about spelling / typo

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            1. re: kel
              JeMange Jul 29, 2008 06:48 PM

              Try Jon's Market on Hollywood/Vermont - they've got wines from Hungary, Romania, Chechnya and other Eastern European locations.

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              jbeecher Jul 31, 2008 07:41 PM

              silverlake wine occasionally carries them but it's worth calling before you head over

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