Our focus remains on four major Hungarian wine regions, and one winemaker from Romania. We represent a group of established Hungarian growers and our selection of wineries change time to time to bring the best out of Hungary. At this year’s SITT tasting we will feature: St Andrea, GERE, Barta, Nimrod Kovacs and Balla Geza. They have proven success in many European markets, particularly Belgium and Holland, and are quickly growing in China and the US. With ambitions to continue on their early promise in the UK, we will demonstrate the acclaimed indigenous Hungarian varietals as well as some more recognisable styles.

To date, Wines of Hungary has helped Hungarian wineries to find homes with Boutinot and Alliance, and we have ongoing plans to introduce more brands to more importers. This time we are showing the selection that most impressed a group of top UK wine experts at our Journalist & Buyers Tour to Hungary this summer. Top picks will be featured at our Hungarian Master Class.

Programme

Talk to the Expert: Meet Caroline Gilby MW at SITT London, at 2 pm. Caroline will be with us at the Wines of Hungary stand, stand 17.

Masterclass: Beyond Tokaj. Why we’ll all be drinking Hungarian wines this year?

Peter McCombie MW

For many of us Hungarian wine is still defined by the sweet wines of Tokaji, but while we love those wines, Hungary has much more to offer the discerning buyer looking to offer their customers something that is not merely different but has real quality too. Join a tasting of some of the best wines that modern Hungary has to offer from exotic, indigenous whites to serious Old World inspired reds.

Peter McCombie is a Master of Wine for over 20 years Peter specialises in speaking and writing about wine. He is also an on-trade wine consultant to a number of hotels, restaurants and private clients, a wine judge, wine writer and wine trainer. Since gaining his Master of Wine qualification in 1994 Peter has been committed de-mistify wine and to help people discover their own palates and be confident in their own taste and decisions.

When? Where?

Wines of Hungary, STAND 17

Masterclass timings:

12.30pm – 12.55pm SITT, Bristol: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL
4.00pm – 4.20pm SITT, London: The Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London, SW1P 2QW