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Friday read: Furmint February in the spotlight

Published:  23 February, 2024

With its endless grey skies and pervading gloom, February doesn’t offer much to raise the spirits, but wine lovers can now at least associate the month with Hungary’s best-known grape. Furmint February was launched here six years ago by Wines of Hungary UK to promote awareness and consumption of the variety once best known for sweet Tokaji (Aszu), but now appearing in elegant dry wines from the variety’s native Tokaj region, with its rich volcanic soil, but increasingly across Hungary, including in Somlo and Eger.


Hungary for UK listings

Published:  12 April, 2023

With sweet, dry and sparkling production, in 2023 the Hungarian region of Tokaj is an energetic all-rounder with a top-end pedigree. However, the best wines still aren’t always necessarily making their way to the UK, writes Jo Gilbert.


Wines of Hungary turns spotlight on Blaufränkisch

Published:  23 September, 2019

Wines of Hungary UK is turning the spotlight on Blaufränkisch at its Blue of the Danube tasting taking place next month.


Wines of Hungary brings Furmint February to the UK

Published:  12 December, 2018

Wines of Hungary has announced it will be bringing Furmint February to the UK in 2019.