First Hungarian Champagne bar franchise set to debut

Drinks

A number of Champagne bars will operate inside Budapest restaurants in the near future, with the concept set to debut at this weekendʼs Budapest Wine Festival.

"The Champagne Bar," a new franchise owned by Péter Bárány, was created as a response to growing market demand, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal. The franchiseʼs kiosk at the Budapest Wine Festival will feature 16 brands of Champagne alongside three kinds of sparkling wine from Hungarian producer Brebis, made exclusively with technology from Champagne.

"The demand for sparkling wines and Champagne is growing constantly, while nobody serves the whole selection available in Hungary," says Bárány. "The main reason is that most distributors prefer one brand. The speciality of ʼThe Champagne Barʼ is that it brings the different largest Champagne houses to the same place. The establishment of an independent catering spot is not a necessity, as the unit can be built in anywhere, easily."

Only expert sommeliers are allowed to stand behind the companyʼs bars, and will occasionally hold tastings, workshops, and even Champagne dinners, according to the press release.

"Our aim is to cater to both guests with finer tastes and consumers who are only getting to know Champagne," adds Bárány. "Therefore, we make quality Champagne and sparkling wines from the highest number of distributors accessible on the menu, alongside the traditional assortment."

The first separate Champagne bar will open in October at Jászai Mari tér, with another already existing establishment to be remodeled at Liszt Ferenc tér in late fall. According to the ownerʼs plans, two further popular downtown catering spots will be fitted with a bar next spring, with expansion to Debrecen and Szeged also planned.

ADVERTISEMENT

Századvég raises GDP forecast to 7.8% Analysis

Századvég raises GDP forecast to 7.8%

Opposition parties to begin PM candidate primaries Elections

Opposition parties to begin PM candidate primaries

New editor-in-chief at Betone Studio Appointments

New editor-in-chief at Betone Studio

BFK developing regional cycling strategy City

BFK developing regional cycling strategy

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.