December 2018


by Elizabeth Gabay MW Elizabeth Gabay had visited the Heimann winery in Szekszárd many times, so we have asked Elizabeth to tell us about the winery. [caption id="attachment_12362" align="alignleft" width="200"] Herman's Flagship Wine - Barbár[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12361" align="alignright" width="300"] The Heimann Family - and Team[/caption] The Story "The Heimann family,

Tokaj is full of treasure, just like Sanzon Tokaj - a small boutique winery in the lovely village of Erdőbénye, owned by Erika Rácz and her husband Gergely Jánosi. 3 hectares, organic cultivation, limited selection of wines. Their Furmints won prizes at Decanter and also have

by Peter McCombie MW Villány Cabernet Franc has traditionally enjoyed elite rather than mainstream success. Too long seen as a bit player, today it seems to be having a moment. Aficionados have always appreciated the herbaceous expressions that Loire Valley offers and the grape flourishes on

Elizabeth Gabay MW Jozsef Bock’s family has cultivated vineyards in Villány, in southern Hungary, since the early 1700s. Jozsef Bock himself has been one of the founding figures in the Hungarian wine renaissance over the past 30 years. Part of this renaissance has been to make

Caroline Gilby MW [caption id="attachment_11929" align="alignright" width="225"] Sniffing damp wood - some interesting variations[/caption] About the Masterclass Just as wine is endlessly complex, so is oak with its multiple roles of helping to polymerise tannins, stabilise colour and even add flavour to wine (though increasingly oak as a