Furmint: A Must Try Grape – November 2, 2015

Furmint: A Must Try Grape I have said and written it many times, trying wines from unfamiliar grapes is one of the enjoyable things about wine. Many people are delighted to share such an exploration with their wine aficionado friends; after all, you may be only a sip away from your new favorite. A very […]

Unusual Whites by GrapeCollective – October 26, 2015

HERE’S A MIXED CASE OF DELICIOUSNESS, ALL PRICES, ALL KINDS To help with your entertaining, everyday casual dining, and gift-giving needs, here’s a list of 12 wines that we’ve especially enjoyed this year, along with some food-pairing suggestions. (I’ll write about others and the people who make them in greater detail in the weeks ahead.) […]

Holdvölgy – Vision has won GOLD at DAWA 2015

Holdvölgy – Vision has won GOLD at DAWA 2015 A gold medal has been awarded to Vision 2013, the dry white selection wine of Mád-based Holdvölgy winery at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 contest in Hong Kong. The best wines of more than 2,200 entries were evaluated by a 40 member international panel of […]

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 Napavalleyregister.com 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, […]