The next great chapter of your wine story: Furmint

Searching for a new wine grape to spice things up this spring? We’ve got one for you that’s just starting to hit in a big way. Shake off your winter blues and start quaffing a wine that’s crisp and light, like a wicker basket filled with cut green apples drizzled with honey. Add a squirt […]


So what flavors do you get when you plant Furmint grape vines in the varied, volcanic soils of Hungary? Sweet, savory and unctuous, with apricot notes and a lingering finish? Or dusty and dry with steely and mineral influences?  Or everything in-between? Surrounded by Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, Hungary is the […]

FurmintUSA Showcases the Versatility of this Hungarian Grape

FurmintUSA Showcases the Versatility of this Hungarian Grape This month Furmint USA conducted a ten day marketing blitz in NYC and Washington DC showcasing Hungary’s signature white grape Furmint. Most wine consumers are unwittingly familiar with the grape through its use in the prestigious Tokaji Aszu dessert wines.  As the name suggests, Furmint dominates the […]

Hungarian Wines Part #1 – Bristol Bar & Grille

Hungarian wines (Part 1) Editor’s note: The Bristol Bar & Grille Master Sommelier Scott Harper regularly visits wine regions across the world in an effort to bring back the best options for diners. Recently, he visited Hungary to learn more about the unique Hungarian wines available. Many of these will soon be on the menu […]

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 […]