Tasting Hungary at The Little Nell

After the Aspen Food and Wine Classic I finally found some time to put together a little tasting/class on Tokaj and Eger. We’ve had some bottles left over from previous year’s FWC and FurmintUSA was kind enough to let us have a couple of bottles each. In addition to that, thanks to Blaine Christian the […]

This Wine Region is Trending – Snooth

Hungary Several come to mind, including Rias Baixas, Spain (for Albariño), but I’m going to go with Hungary. For any region to break out in the national market, I feel it has to 1) be in a position to produce enough wine to satisfy the market, 2) meet quality standards that appeal to consumers and […]

Fried Chicken Wine Pairings – Wine Folly

Take a peek at these sommelier-approved wine and fried chicken pairings for your next bucket of extra crispy. Wine Pairing Alternatives Need more options? Check out these utility players for your fried chicken. Tempranillo – Savory notes and fat-softening tannins make this wine a winner. Riesling – Aromatic sweetness and high acidity in Riesling cut […]

Dry Furmint Is Hungary’s Other Wine Sensation – Forbes

Once known as “the wine of kings” the difficult to spell wine appellation Tokaji (Toke-eye) dates to the early 18th century, but the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tokaji-Hegyalja of northeastern Hungary and southeastern Slovakia had been an established wine region hundreds of years before then. Shutterstock: Tokaj, Hungary – Unesco World Heritage Site For most of its existence, Tokaji […]

Ten Grape Myths & Legends – ‘Furmint is from Italy’

The myth: ‘Furmint is from Italy’ Furmint’s confusion with Altesse was covered in the previous slide but there have also been persistent legends about it having an Italian origin. Like all good legends there is never one concrete story but the two most plausible centre around the Middle Ages. In the first instance it is suggested […]