Author: Wine Hungary

Copestick Murray and Tesco Launch Talisman Bikaver

An established and successful distributor of Eastern European wines, Copestick Murray has long been extolling the virtues of these beautiful and interesting varietals. Using its expertise in brand building and its knowledge and understanding of Eastern European wines, Copestick Murray has developed a new and exciting range under the new Talisman brand to reinvigorate the sector. The new Talisman range promises a contemporary and exciting approach to generate more mainstream interest and demand. The UK’s largest wine retailer, Tesco, will be launching Talisman Bikaver nationally from 19th June. Over the last 18 months, Tesco has continued to develop its...

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#WinetourHungary

#WineTourHungary #DrinkHungary During the last few days of May, after a busy London Wine Fair a small team of Experts from the UK set out on a journey to study Hungarian wine. With the help of seven Hungarian wineries and the Hungarian Tourism Agency, Wines of Hungary arranged to take Oz Clarke, Anthony Rose, Caroline Gilby MW, Sebastian Payne MW, Peter McCombie MW and a prestigious team of UK experts and buyers – including a team from the Ritz and Wanderlust wines – to see three regions. We began our journey with a few challenges; remember the British Airways...

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Summer in Hungary

 St Andrea and Gere Attila by Elizabeth Gabay MW While on the surface a post about summer rosés and white wines from Hungary appears to be very straightforward, the two estates I am writing about illustrate not just the potential to be found in Hungary, but also the country’s dynamism and the current atmosphere for experimentation and pushing the boundaries. Rosé is very popular in Hungary, generally darker in colour than a Provence style, with more vibrant fruit and acidity. It can be made from any variety, although Kékfrankos is proving to be a particularly successful variety for rosé....

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All That Glitters

A Preview of Decanter 2017 by Caroline Gilby MW Sometimes it seems that the world of wine competitions hands out gold medals like sweets, but in the same way that winning at school sports day is a long way from winning at the Olympics, not all gold medals glitter in the same way. Undoubtedly, Decanter World Wine Awards has cemented its place as the world’s leading wine competition and, clearly many wine producers feel the cost of entry is worthwhile. This year’s competition saw entry numbers reach their highest ever at around 17,200. Last year Decanter changed its scoring...

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Wine Industry Q&A: Steven Spurrier

What was your biggest surprise about Hungarian wines? Having been brought up with Bulls Blood, my biggest surprise after that was that Hungarian wines were good to drink!  Then a visit to the Royal Tokaji Wine Company in its very early days introduced me to this historic wine and many visits and many more tasting since have shown me the whole spectrum of its qualities, from Essencia to the now justifiably popular Dry Furmint. Hungary is a true wine producing country in the European sense that the wines, almost from birth, have a “sense of place” whereas in the...

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