Furmint – Hungary's trump card?

Furmint tasting in Merchant Taylors Hall, London 2020

A grape until recently largely devoted to nobly rotten sweet wines has had a makeover. More about the Furmint phenomenon in Furmint - a grape for February. 

Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London seemed very far from the hilly, volcanic Tokaj wine region in the far north-east corner of Hungary but 32 wine producers from Tokaj came there at the end of last month to show off their wares to the UK wine trade, educators and media.

What was interesting was that by far the majority of the wines shown were in a style that has been...