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Wines of Hungary online tasting

Wines of Hungary online tasting

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1.5 hours

Event Description

Explore the wines of Hungary including a 'Grand Cru' Tokaji.

Today's generation of wine lovers do not want to be limited to drinking the same grapes over and over. To expand your grape horizons we'll try a food-friendly dry Furmint blended with Hárslevelu and a Kékfrankos from Sopron.

In the northeast corner of the country lies Hungary's most famous wine region: Tokaji. Its reputation for making fine dessert wines dates as far back as 1650, much earlier than in Sauternes, by comparison. 

We'll try a top example of Tokaji from 'Grand Cru' vineyard areas and a dry Furmint made by a co-op using an innovative way to ensure quality (they pay a higher price for grapes if growers follow advice from their vineyard expert). 


You buy the wines separately and need only consume a tasting sample of each wine during the tutorial. You can follow our preservation tips to keep any leftovers for another day.

James Thorne has put together a 3-bottle pack at an exclusive 15% discount.

To book just ONE space, please use the promotional code 'Online1' at checkout, reducing the price by £8. (For three or more people using one video feed there is no additional charge beyond the price for two). 

After you book your spaces, we'll send a link for ordering the wines. We will also send instructions for joining Zoom calls from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Zoom is proving to be a very sociable medium for wine tasting, so we can guarantee you'll have fun! Each session will last just over an hour.

Note - the best value way to access our online tastings is by joining our monthly subscription club (20% discount). This gives you access to our weekly classes and if you need to skip sessions we give you credits (use these to pay for other events, give free spaces to friends or arrange a private party we'll host for you). Plus you get free access to our WineBrain tutorials included! 

Click here to read more about our Wednesday Wine Club membership programme (just £50/month for one, £80/month for two).

The Wines (in serving order):

  • Mád, Dry Furmint 2016 £14.99
  • Holass, Sopron Kékfrankos 2017 £25.99
  • Tokaj Classic Winery, Tokaji Aszu, 5 Puttonyos 2013 25cl, £22.99

The special case price is £54.37 (the normal price £63.97 - 15% off). You only need to buy one case to share between two people. Delivery is free in the Cambridge area (inside A14, A11, M11, Girton, Histon, Milton and Impington).

NOTE - cut off for national wine deliveries is Mon 21 June.

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