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Tokaj rocks on JancisRobinson.com!

Again a good piece of news to greet the weekend: Tamlyn Currin (in the photo), who has previously described several Furmint wines from Hungary, now visits Tokaj wine region and she is imressed by the diverse soils of the volcanic mountains. “Those volcanic soils – rhyolite, rhyodacite, dacite, andesite, basalt,…

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“It has an almost Mosel-like balance, …

… yet it does not try to imitate Rieslings. Finesse and elegance from start to finish” – this description comes from a wine blogger, Zoltán Németi, who considers the protagonist of his post, Barta Öreg Király single vineyard Furmint 2018 “simply one of the greatest dry Tokaji Furmints” he has ever…

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New vintage ‘Hárslevelű’ from Kreinbacher, Somló

Kreinbacher Estate has gained its international fame with the méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines made in volcanic Somló wine region (just to mention the numerous trophies from Tom Stevenson’s CSWWC), but the estate dedicates equal attention to still wines made of local varieties as well.

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Another perfect match: Furmint and Japanese Temaki

Pairing wine and food happens all the time, but perfect pairings are rare. Furmint is an extremely versatile grape variety, and it is proved with every pairing. While yesterday we presented an a stunning match of Furmint and tapas, now a far more exotic pairing is introduced: Furmint and Ebi…

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Dry Furmint with refreshing tapas – recipe

If it comes to Tokaj and Furmint, Barta Cellar is a must mention. His single vineyard Furmint wine from Öreg Király (‘Old King’) vineyard has received numerous national and international acknowledgements, just lately it has been selected Wine of the Month by VinCE Magazin, and we have reported how Tamlyn…

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The Big Hungarian Grape Quiz

Are you a wine expert? Have you done some WSET courses? Do you work as a sommelier? It is time to check your knowledge of Hungarian grape varieties. If you ‘pass’, you will get an invitation to our August wine event!

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New Tokaj Dry by Zsirai Winery

When the trend of dry wines of Tokaj wine region began, there was a hot debate whether to emphasise Furmint, the main grape variety (which is great indeed, but grown elsewhere as well, outside Tokaj) or just the word dry, to express the region’s capacity of producing stunning dry whites.

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10 Best Hungarian Wines by Independent UK

“Take note of Hungary, a country that’s capable of becoming one of Europe’s most fruitful and rewarding wine areas“ – says John Clarke on Independent.co.uk. He draws attention to the fact, that Hungary is much more, than the producer of “Queen Victoria’s favourite tipple”, sweet Tokaji.

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“Phenomenal value for money”

Like many of our readers, we have started another week in lockdown. Since we are in a little shed on a mountain with no proper address, home delivery is not an option for us, we rely on the nearest Lidl’s wine selection. Thanks God it is quite good, we can…

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