Tokaji Aszu Wines Are a Taste of Hungarian Sweetness

Friday, December 4, 2015

By ERIC ASIMOV NOV. 30, 2015

Photo: MTI

Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, Tokaji aszu, which came from the wine region in northeastern Hungary centered on the town of Tokaj, was renowned through European capitals. Phylloxera, the ravenous aphid that devastated European vineyards beginning in the mid-19th century, took a heavy toll, made more terrible by World War I, the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, World War II and Communism.

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