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 meltdown at Heathrow? In spite of being caught right in the middle of that, we somehow flew through all these difficulties unscathed and arrived in Hungary ready to learn about Eger, Tokaj and Villány Regions. What matters most are the lasting impressions you find during a wine tour, so we recorded some memories to capture the views of our guests. As you will see, we were not hungry in Hungary! #DrinkHungary
At Wines of Hungary we find it very important that people meet the terroir. It is our aim to run these tours regularly and (re)connect most major UK wine professionals with the new face of Hungarian wines.