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, […]