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

People describing themselves as Heroes of Good Taste would normally (and rightfully) receive a few suspicious glances and odd looks, but there is a little-known wine festival in Romania which, arguably, is about exactly these kinds of people. Rovinhud is a charity event organized for Ceva,

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

Harvest Report from Hungary Vintage 2018 is going to be an outstanding one, with higher above average yields and excellent quality. The unusually warm weather in spring introduced early budding and flowering by 2-3 weeks, followed by the dry and warm summer without major weather extremes,

by Elizabeth Gabay MW The wine region of Somló, to the north west of Lake Balaton, covers 832 hectares, largely divided into many small estates, producing exclusively white wines, primarily made from Juhfark, Olaszrizling, Hárslevelű and Furmint. Károly Kolonics produces wines which are both traditional and more

A summary of the Wines of Hungary UK June trip including winery profiles visited in June 2018 Hungary has one of the oldest viticulture traditions in Europe. Although it is widely considered that most grape vines were introduced into the fertile lands that lay along both

by Elizabeth Gabay MW Egri Bikavér, known to many as Bull’s Blood, is the traditional red wine of the north Hungarian appellation of Hungary. Located between Budapest and Tokaj, the town of Eger is the site of the 16th century battle between the Hungarians and the