K is for Kabar on Winephabet Street

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Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Kitchen 330. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber that bottle and connect with us as we chat, laugh and drink wine all in a laid back atmosphere.

K is for Kabar

Kabar is a crossing of Hárslevelű and Bouvier and was authorized to be labeled within the Tokaj- region of Hungary in 2006. The age-worthy white grape may be new and difficult to find, but from what we understand, well worth searching out. The vine itself is maintained for extremely low yield and the fruit is an early ripener. Typically picked in the first week of September. This grape is not prone to the popular grape concerns like mold, mildew or red blotch, but it takes great experience to know when to pick. The sugar levels are extremely important to creating a high quality wine.

Thank you to Agnes Nemeth / Creative Writer, Editor, Founder of Hungarianwines.eu for being instrumental in organizing the introduction that allowed us to ultimately record this episode! We were privileged to have Edit Bai, winemaker for Chateau Dereszla on the podcast and share her expertise on Kabar. 

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Kabar on Winephabet Street

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2 thoughts on “K is for Kabar on Winephabet Street”

  1. Really interesting episode! Well they all are…but it was really nice to hear about Kabar. I knew of it in the Tokaj blends but neither during my tour of the region nor in Budapest did I encounter any varietals! Something to look for next time.

    1. thanks! I wish we were able to get our hands on a bottle to actually try it, but it was cool to learn about it from an expert!

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