A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wines – A Hungarian Harslevelu

We have done Hungarian wines from time to time. For the first time we review a Harslevelu (sorry, no accents) a Hungarian grape found in Tokaji Aszu, a world-class dessert wine. This white variety refers to a lime tree. Actually it has dozens and dozens of names. The wine itself carries a Protected Designation of Origin and is produced by the Szent Korona Pincészet winery that has no English-language website. The companion wine is a Greek white at about twice the price.

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Wine Reviewed
Hungarovin Debroi Harslevelu Cuvee AOP 2010 12.5 % alcohol about $8

Let’s start with the marketing materials “Tasting Note: Golden straw color; spicy, citrus, grapy, floral nose with a hint of mint; barely off-dry; with juicy grapy flavors, crisp and refreshing with citrus and apricot fruit notes. Serving Suggestion: Serve with chicken paprika, light meat dishes, Asian stir fry. ” And now for my review.

At the first sips the wine offered pleasant sweetness. Its acidity was excessive and I noted some citrus. Japanese rice crackers rounded this libation and tamed its acidity. Then came a boxed Baked Ziti Siciliano that I doused with grated Parmesan cheese. Now the liquid’s acidity was refreshing and the citrus was light. Fresh strawberries rendered our Hungarian friend weak with a metallic taste. Häagen-Dazs mint chip ice cream gave this liquid a bit of acidity and really nothing else.

My next meal centered on barbecued chicken. In response the libation was sweet and citrony; its light acidity did a fine job of cutting the grease. The Tuscany Three Bean Medley with Sundried Tomatoes shortened the liquid and took away its sweetness. Dessert consisted of Swiss Dark Chocolate with Orange Flavor and Almonds. This pairing led to lots of citrus in the wine but its acidity was slightly unbalanced.

My final meal was an omelet spiced up with crushed red peppers, sliced garlic, and dried basil. Now whitey offered refreshing acidity and was somewhat sweet. Mediterranean olives reduced my glass’s acidity while intensifying its sweetness. A pickled garlic morsel sweetened the liquid but took away its acidity and fruit. A slice of Greek-style Feta cheese rendered the wine light with citrus. Fresh raspberries made it very weak.

Final verdict. I have no intention of buying this wine again. But I am tempted to taste this grape once again in its Tokaji Aszu incarnation, unfortunately priced well out of this column.

FAQ – Common Questions about Website Design

Any business that has plans for success needs to have web presence. Even if it’s nothing more than a simple website explaining your company, many customers will not even take you seriously if you don’t have a URL that they can visit to learn more about your business. Luckily, you can find many companies and freelancers who will design a quality website for your company. In this article I am hoping to address several concerns and questions you may have about website design for your business.

I need a website fast. Are there any web design shortcuts until I can hire a professional?

You can do a few things to design your website without the expensive website design programs and without hiring a professional. If you know anything at all about designing a website, you can design it using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Powerpoint. Then convert the file to HTML format and save it to your computer as a webpage. You can then upload your design onto a webpage. If it is for a business, this should only be a temporary solution until you can get a professionally made website design, so your potential customers are not distracted by the amateur appearance of your business’s webpage.

Who holds the copyright for my website?

The answer to that question depends on who paid for the website. If you are a business owner and you hired somebody to design a website for your business, you own the copyright, as long as you pay the website designer for the services. Unless there is a written agreement that states otherwise, this is how most website design transactions take place. If the website designer created the website and you have not paid for it, they will continue to own the copyright until you have paid for the services. Either way, you and the designer should have a written agreement that explains what happens for this type of situation.

Why should I design a website?

A website can serve many purposes. The biggest reason people want a website is because they have a service or a product to offer. A well-designed website will expose their business to a wider audience, as well as provide existing customers with updated information. With a website, the company’s information and products are available to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s also cheaper than printing out flyers, newsletters, and brochures. In the age of the world wide web, having a website designed for your business will help prevent you from being left behind.

What is bandwidth?

For simplicity, you can think of bandwidth as minutes on a cell phone. Every month, you are allowed so many minutes on your cell phone and then you get charged for anything over that allotted time. The concept of bandwidth works in much the same way — but with data instead of minutes. Your website server will allow a certain allotted amount of data to be transferred from your website each month. Every time a page visitor clicks on something on your page, data is transferred. Normally, bandwidth is not a concern (unless you have a large business) because there is generally not enough data transferred in one month for small companies to come close to the allotted amount.

What are some things I should put on my company’s website?

You should put as much information on your website as you can, as long as it’s relevant to the subject matter of your business. The more relevant information on your page, the more impressed the customers will be — and the higher your page ranking will be with the major search engines. You can put a wide variety of components on your website, including: testimonials from satisfied customers, a description of your services or products and a profile of your company’s history. You can also put a list of frequently asked questions so customers have a “quick reference guide” to concerns they may have about your products or services.

Virtual Tours Can Increase Sales of Business

People in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton can enjoy a virtual shopping experience from home. There are certain sites that showcase a virtual tour on hotels, restaurants, wineries and sports venues to its US and Canadian clients. Through this tour, customers will know more about the product with the help of a click. Nowadays, most of the people are so busy in their work that they do not have time to visit a shop for shopping.

Most of the people want to know in advance, whether their product is sold in a particular shop. They don’t want to waste time searching their product from shop to shop. So if a shop owner showcases their product through virtual tour, people will know whether their required product is available in that shop and order it online or just go that particular shop and buy that product.

Virtual tour can increase sales of clients business. For example, before visiting a restaurant many people would want to know more about the place, type of food served and its ambience in advance. After a deal is made, business people generally throw a party to their clients. Business people get confused as to where should they give a party as they do not know much about the restaurant. One best thing that they can do is to take a virtual tour of the restaurant. Through this they will know more about the place within a short period of time.

Nowadays you can find there are various websites that offer virtual tour on real estate. Buyers find it difficult to have a look at each house. It is very tiring and waste of time. With the help of this tour, buyers will be able to analyze the house properly and find out whether it is their dream house or not. In virtual tour, you will know exactly as to how the house looks like. How the balcony, bedrooms, bathroom or kitchen does look like.

Nowadays, even retail stores are providing online virtual shopping experience to their customers with the help of 3-D graphic images of products and services. Virtual shopping can be enjoyed for broad range of goods and services such as fashion accessories, travel kits, home decoration items etc. Some major benefits of virtual tour are they are comfortable, convenient and customers can view their goods and services from one place without moving from one store to another. Customers can take their own time for shopping without waiting in mall lines. In addition, you don’t have to look for parking space while shopping online.

Virtual shopping ensures product quality, excellent pricing, online credit or debit card payment, quick delivery, time saving and easy retail shopping experience.