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Royal Tokaji – Hungary tasting – Edg

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

£40.00

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We are delighted to welcome Charlie Mount, the MD of Royal Tokaji, for a tasting of their iconic wines. The tasting will focus mainly on their iconic dessert wines, regarded as some of the finest in the world. Tokaji has a long history of producing dessert wines for royalty over the centuries, and the wines are still regarded as some of the finest dessert wines in the world.

In addition to the dessert wines, we are excited to present the non-dessert wines, particularly the dry Furmint. This wine, currently a trendsetter, showcases the versatility of the famous Furmint grape, producing both fantastic crisp wines and rich dessert wines. To enhance your tasting experience, we will also provide a small cheese pairing, demonstrating how these wines complement different flavours.

History of Tokaji
Tokaji wines have enjoyed a long, glorious history. Louis XIV of France described them as “The wine of Kings and King of wines”, whilst Catherine the Great of Russia stationed a contingent of Cossack soldiers in the region to protect the vineyards and escort the wine on its journey to St. Petersburg. Many European monarchs are known to have enjoyed Tokaji wines. Louis XV and Frederick the Great treated guests such as Voltaire to Tokaji. Napoleon III ordered 30–40 barrels of Tokaji for the Imperial Court each year. Gustav III of Sweden drank only Tokaji. The Emperor Franz Joseph sent Queen Victoria a gift of Tokaji every year on her birthday – a dozen bottles for each year of her age. Over the years Tokaji has been a favourite wine of great writers and composers including Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert, Goethe, Johann Strauss, Joseph Haydn and Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula. After a turbulent period that included the Phylloxera outbreak, enterprising winemakers have put Tokaj back on the map past two decades. As a result wine lovers., today, can enjoy the classic Aszú-style sweet wines as well as tongue-tingling dry whites like Furmint and Hárslevelű, savoury signals of this historic region’s exciting outlook.

Wines on tasting:
Dry Wines:
Royal Tokaji Dry Furmint 2021
Royal Tokaji Dry Furmint Vineyard Selection 2018
Sweet Wines:
Royal Tokaji Sweet Szamorodni 2018
Royal Tokaji Issue no. 4 – Szt. Tamás Furmint Late Harvest 2016
Royal Tokaji Issue no. 9 – Tokaji Fordítás 2016
Royal Tokaji Issue no. 11 “First Generation” Kabar 6 Puttonyos Aszú 2018

When: Thursday, 27th June 2024, 6:30 pm
Where: Loki Edgbaston
Price: £40

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Details

Date:
June 27
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£40.00
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Venue

Loki Wine Edgbaston
10 Greenfield Crescent
Birmingham, B15 3AU United Kingdom
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Phone
01214550793