Tokaj auction sneak preview: summary of my impressions & why it is worth attending on 27th April.
Auction of wine in barrel: exciting première for Hungary’s legendary sweet wine.
The 2012 Pannon Wine Challenge is over. Grand trophy winner is Oremus Tokaji Aszú 3 puttonyos 2006. There are also surprises, such as gold medals for a Syrah and a Juhfark from… Slovakia.
István Jásdi, brilliant wines from the Balaton.
Furmint is neurotic and introvert, Hárslevelű self-confident and serene.
2011 edition of the Pannon Bormustra was meant to give a new lease of life to this respected Hungarian competition – and it did. The 48 winners confirm this.
Stéphanie Berecz of the Kikelet winery in Tokaj is one of my wine heroes. In a region where wines notoriously beat world records of concentration, her style is subtle and concentrated. Her patient work of a decade is being rewarded today with a precious accolade.
Four vintages of one of Tokaj’s very best dry wines: Dobogó Furmint.
Tokaj made its name on botrytised sweet wines, aszú, yet as mentioned in my previous post, these have fallen out of fashion and become notoriously difficult to sell both on […]
Attila Homonna building his winery in June 2005. I’m on my way to Tokaj to get updated on the latest vintage (and an overdose of residual sugar). In my habit […]