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Royal-Tokaji is world’s most expensive wine located in Hungary

Eclipsing the Liber Pater 2015 vintage, Hungary is now home to the world’s most expensive wine thanks to the Tokaji Essencia, which is priced at $40,000 per bottle. With only 18 bottles of the 2008 vintage reaching buyers, this wine from the Carpathian foothills of northeastern Hungary carries the richest and rarest of all Hungarian Tokaji wines.

The high cost of this elixir is due in part to the fact that 400 pounds of grapes are harvested by hand to produce a single magnum. With some vineyards across the country dating back to the 5th century, Hungary was once known as one of Europe’s premier wine-producing countries. The sweet, golden wines from the Tokaji (pronounced toe-kye) region were used in royal courts and were held in much esteem until disease ravaged vineyards in the 1800s.

Essencia wines take six to eight years to complete its fermentation to less than 3% alcohol and reach up to 85% residual sugar.

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Jarone Ashkenazi
Following being published on Fast Company as well as Wired Innovations Insights, Jarone expanded his writing portfolio to cover luxury travel, goods, unique experiences along with restaurants and lifestyle articles for numerous websites. From luxury hotels, all-inclusive resorts and VIP experiences, Jarone has written about exclusive properties only offered to the discerning traveler and consumer. Jarone is a native to Los Angeles and spends his free time traveling, playing sports and is always up for an adventure.

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