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Parlé Wine Bar

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GETTING YOUR
WINE THRILLS

Exploring wine in a foreign country can be an intimidating challenge. Strange language, unexpected varietals, closed doors. We’ll open the way for a fantastic immersion. Mark comes from the USA with Hungarian roots. Kristóf is Hungarian and has worked in England. We’re a team that has experienced many sides of the industry on both continents. We’ll give you a good overview of winemaking, share homegrown insights and even chat about global perspective. You’ll leave Hungary with a more pronounced pallet, a greater understanding of the international wine industry, and you’ll have fun with friends!

MARK'S WINE STORY

started with a long cherished idea to farm grapes in Hungary ― “The early experiences were humbling lessons as a vineyard laborer and cellar hand. After vinifying my own riesling in 2007, I swapped sides to work wine commerce in the U.S.— running a supermarket alcohol dept., pouring drinks at wine bars, selling alcohol for a national distributor. I was the fortunate student of tasting and selling some of the finest wines in the world. Having run through a wide encompassing wine journey, I’ve realized I most enjoy tending my vineyards and introducing guests to the beauties of Hungarian wine.”

KRISTÓF'S WINE STORY

started with growing up under a wine writer father ― “I imagined many futures for myself, none of them related to wine. Especially after being loaned out by the family to help winemaker friends work their vineyards, I knew wine, grapes, and winemakers were not on my happy list. Life has a funny sense of humor though. When I left Hungary for England, the international hospitality industry threw me back into wine service. With a revitalized perspective, I returned to Hungary and began selling wine for the country’s most important distributor. From managing a wine shop to leading the international portfolio division, wine is all over my landscape. After completing the WSET diploma in Wine & Spirits, I’m thrilled to be running a start-up wine bar and guiding guests through this magnificent world.”

sailordan1
sailordan1
2023-12-30
Casual delightful wine tasting My husband adult son and I had a great time! Enjoyed learning about and drinking delicious wine! The food was yummy too! Met some lovely women from Copenhagen! Would definitely do it again!
Frederik S
Frederik S
2023-10-27
Great if you love great wine & conversations Mark & Kristof are great, the wines were very special and very tasty, the location was fantastic, and I met some really wonderful people. Great crowd of international people and great experience!
MandyG_Adelaide
MandyG_Adelaide
2023-09-30
Hidden treasure of Budapest Highlight of my trip! Kristóf and Mark were great hosts. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly and the wine was top notch. I booked the wine tasting during the day but had such a great time I returned again in the evening. Cant recommend highly enough .
Steen Thaarup
Steen Thaarup
2023-09-19
Excellent introduction to Hungarian wines We got an excellent introduction to the Hungarian wines thanks to Christof's passion and great knowledge of the wines. We had a wonderful afternoon in the very small and very cozy bar. We got a small snack, five wines and one Palinka as a starter. We highly recommend Press House 47 and their wines.
Elliot
Elliot
2023-09-03
Intimate and casual wine tasting, perfect for couples What an amazing time here, the experience was super intimate, low key and casual, which made it all the more special. It's great to keep wine casual and simple, makes us non-wine aficionados enjoy the experience much more. That said the wines we tried were enough to make me realise I'm missing out!
stefania diaman... c
stefania diaman... c
2023-03-10
A unique experience I organised this wine tasting for my boyfriend, as he loves drinking wine! Mark took care of me from the very beginning with the booking process, till the actual wine tasting which was fantastic! I really appreciated how he tailored the experience to our taste and that he made sure I wasn't drinking nothing to heavy (I don't drink much).Mark is a true expert and great fun to be around, it will always be my first recommendation when going to Budapest! Ihope to be able to go back soon!
DRFGG
DRFGG
2023-03-09
Absolutely recommend Met Mark for a pleasant tasting with my girlfriend and had a wonderful break from the hectic city. The experience was impeccable; we had the chance to learn not only about the Hungarian wine but also about the whole process behind. Mark took perfect care of us with no rush and empathy leaving us all the time to enjoy the tasting and relax afterwards. Definitely a core memory for my girlfriend and I. Hope to see you soon again Mark. Best, Filippo
Jenny
Jenny
2022-07-10
5 star Press house 47 is a home for any wine enthusiast that seeks a family atmosphere. Went with the girls for a Bachelorette prefunk and it was really nice. Mark introduced us to great wines and we learned many useful tips. My wine shopping skills just got such better! Cannot recommend enough!!!<3
Ruth S
Ruth S
2022-06-27
Informative and fun We had a great time! We called direct and Mark was happy to be really flexible and designed the tasting for our needs. Have taken family and then gone back again with friends. A very informative and fun night!
Kylie
Kylie
2022-06-26
The best wine tasting in Hungary Great wine tasting. There wasn’t one wine I didn’t like. Felt like we were drinking with a friend while learning all about wine. Mark was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our random questions about the wine making process. I would definitely do it again when I am next Budapest- highly recommend.

OUR BOUTIQUE WINE BAR 🥂 PARLÉ

Drop by Parlé for a cool Hungarian experience with great wines and a good community. It’s a small bar with a house party feel. We’re there to answer any questions you may have. We may also introduce you to some of our regulars. They are very welcoming and it adds to the ambiance of the bar. Since we love spirits and savor cocktails, we take pride in creating a balanced drink list with temptations for the non-wine drinkers too.

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