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Furmint February 2.0 - Trade Event

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Merchant Taylors’ Hall

30 Threadneedle Street

London

EC2R 8JB

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Furmint is Hungary’s flagship grape variety and the most important grape behind the renowned sweet wines of Tokaj.

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Furmint has been gaining more and more recognition in the UK, so we felt that now is right time to shine a light on this exceptional grape variety.

Wines of Hungary UK will be bringing Furmint February back to the UK in 2020. Furmint February 2.0 will celebrate 20 years of dry Furmint wines being produced in Hungary.

The range of activities will begin with a media and trade tasting of over 150 Furmint wines from 35 producers at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, EC2 on the 29th of January 2020. Sparkling, dry and sweet Furmint wines from Tokaj, Somlo, Eger, Badacsony and Csopak will be available to taste and attendees can learn more at two masterclasses - Caroline Gilby MW will host a ‘20 years of Furmint’ masterclass and vertical tasting; and Hungarian winemaker, Laszlo Balint will host a session on ‘The many faces of Furmint’.

Last year’s tasting revealed that Furmint is a half-sibling of Riesling and Chardonnay via its parent Gouais blanc (aka Heunisch Weiss) and how it channels a little of the spirit of both. In 2020, the plan is to build on that introduction to Furmint and to highlight some of the other features that make this grape worthy of attention.

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