Hungarian Wine Tasting: 50 Shades of Aszu
South London Wine School is thrilled to be launching its new partnership with Best of Hungary (in collaboration with the Hungarian Embassy, West London Wine School and Streatham Wine House) with this fantastic masterclass hosted by Istvan Balassa of Balassa Winery, a renowned winemaker from Tokaji. In addition to introducing the wine region, he will talk about the unique volcanic soil and special microclimate, and will explain the proliferation of botrytis (noble rot).
And most importantly, we will be leading a tasting of at least 7 wines made from Tokaji's iconic grape variety - Furmint. There will be several dry styles of wine of increasing complexity tried, before moving on to single vineyard Szamorodni (baby Aszu) and then he will talk about the Tokaji Aszu, the world's most complex natural sweet wine. According to the legend the first aszu was made in 1630 and it soon became known as the 'king of the wines, wine of the kings'. The masterclass will end with a tasting of the unique Essencia.
The masterclass will have an opening statement by Enikő Magyar, First Secretary and Agricultural Attaché at the Embassy of Hungary in London.
In addition to tasting some stunning wines, we will have some fantastic accompaning cheeses from Hamish Johnston as well as the following Hungarian treats:
- Tokaji Wine Jelly with Black Truffle - cheese accompaniment
- Hungarian Sterlet Caviar to go with the dry furmints
- Hawthorn Honey full of minerals, going fantastically with the cheese
- Great Taste Award winner Tokaji Aszu vinegar
- Grapeseed Oil cold-pressed from Tokaji grapes
- Christmas Chocolate Pralines
This one-off event is not be to missed! Book Now to take advantage of our Special launch price.
Places remaining: 2
Course Date/Time: Mon 9th Dec 2019 at 7 - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Streatham Wine House, 53A Streatham Hill, SW2 4TS