Ányos Jedlik and the wine spritzer
The inventor of the dynamo and soda water: Ányos Jedlik
Maybe only a few people know that the list of Hungarian inventions is enriched by a very popular drink, the wine spritzer (wine with soda water), which was invented by a Benedictine monk, teacher and physician of Győr. Previously, mineral water that often had to be transported huge distances was the favorite drink in numerous monasteries. Due to the terrible road conditions the carbon dioxide was shaken out of the water. To solve this problem Jedlik invented the soda water, which in turn was only one step away from the popular wine spritzer. Every year the city of Győr organizes a ‘Wine Spritzer Festival’ to honor this creation.