Firming up Furmint – by Wine Enthusiast

The Dry Side of Furmint – By Jeff Jenssen Known primarily as one of the main varieties behind the dessert wine Tokaji Aszú, this Hungarian white grape is expanding beyond its sweet spot. If you’ve heard of Furmint, a Hungarian white grape, you probably know that it’s one of the primary varieties used in sweet Tokaji […]

55 Furmint ratings by Christy Canterbury MW

An eight-day trip to Hungary last fall left me with a notebook full of great wines tasted. I’ve written about a smattering of the reds I tasted as well as unusual wine pairings for a Tokaji Aszú that I brought home, not just one but several bottles. The calendar flips to 2017, and all of […]

These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On – by Snooth

A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go?  Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for what’s in easy reach. Don’t miss out, wine lover. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 varieties of Vitis Vinifera, the plant species responsible for nearly all wine […]

2017 Wine Buying Guide – Aromatic White Wines – by Wine Folly

… Aromatic White Wines Aromatic white wines have higher levels of a compound group called monoterpenes which produce aromas of flowers and sweet stone fruits (apricots, peaches, honey and rose). These wines can be made in both a sweet or dry style, but are often described as sweet due to their intense aromatics. If you’re […]

Interview with Athena Bochanis, NY partner of FurmintUSA – by WineFolly

Ever wondered what it’s like to start a wine importing business? Athena Bochanis started her wine import business in one of the most challenging markets in the US (New York City!). Her story will motivate you. Did you know this is what you were going to do when you started? Definitely not! When I graduated […]

Forbes – The Best Wines To Drink In 2017

Wondering what wines to drink in 2017? I asked a group of sommeliers and wine writers which varietals, regions and styles they’re excited to drink more of in the new year. Look for some unexpected countries, more focus on indigenous grapes and practices that go beyond the vineyard to include cooperation between wineries. Indigenous Varieties […]

Forbes: Two Wines For The Holidays Worth Every Penny And Worth A Try

The Tokaji wine region conjures an intense, rich, quite sweet—and quite lovely—wine. In reality, there has been more than just one version of Tokaji; while each has its own wonderful characteristics, not every Tokaji wine is sweet . Six official grapes give us Tokaji: Furmint, Hárslevelű, Sárgamuskotály (Yellow Muscat), a Furmint and Bouvier cross once called Oremus but […]