Tokaj – and dry? – September 17, 2015

Tokaj – and dry? Moreover, buying from Tokaj is still much cheaper than the big-name wine regions. Think of it as a kind of treasure hunt. Believe me, it’s worth it! Although it may come as a surprise, in recent years, dry Furmint from Tokaj has become very successful. For many, Tokaj is synonymous with […]

Dry furmints creating quite a buzz in the wine world – September 1, 2015

Dry furmints creating quite a buzz in the wine world I am willing to bet a survey of American wine drinkers would reveal that the vast majority have no idea Hungary is home to a world-class wine region. That wine region is Tokaj (pronounced toe-keye). I bet fewer still have heard of the furmint grape. […]

FurmintUSA on Matthew’s World of Wine & Drink – November 10, 2014

Furmint One of the great wines of the world is Tokaji: an historic, complex, lusciously sweet wine from the foothills of the Carpathian mountains in the north east of Hungary (the area is called Tokaj; the sweet wine is usually referred to as “Tokaji” – literally, “from Tokaj”). Hungarian wine suffered hugely under Communist rule […]

FurmintUSA on Hungary Today – November 7, 2014

Tokaj’s Dry Furmint Goes To America reported that dry furmint wines from Hungary’s celebrated Tokaj region are now being promoted in the United States by the newly-formed group Furmint USA. The company is headed by Hungarian Balázs Humayer, a distant relative of Count Ágoston Haraszthy, one of the key players in early California wine history […]

Furmint comes to town by Napa Valley Register – November 13, 2014

Furmint comes to town Wine aficionados are always curious when presented with a little-known grape variety or a bottle from a new winemaking venture. Last weekend, a gaggle of wine writers, followed up by an eager group of consumers, descended on the Sonoma Community Center to learn about and taste one of Hungary’s indigenous grapes, […]

Furmint’s Great Adventure: A Hungarian Wine Overseas – November 9, 2014

Furmint’s Great Adventure: A Hungarian Wine Overseas For the most part, only highly astute, discerning of wine lovers outside of Hungary can name traditional, native Hungarian varietals, or can identify a Hungarian wine beyond the formerly state-controlled, mass-produced Bikavér (Bull’s Blood). True, the dessert wines of Tokay have made inroads with hardcore wine enthusiasts abroad, […]