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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Hungary, important central European wine-producing country with its own particularly distinctive range of vine varieties and wines. Hungary usually produces less wine than its eastern neighbour romania, but considerably more than, for example, austria and bulgaria. Just over 65,000 ha/160,000 acres were devoted to vines in 2011, and almost 70% of them produced white wines. Total Hungarian wine production has been decreasing and is now usually below 4 million hl/105 million gal a year, of which about a fifth is exported.