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Furmint Adventures Episode 2: Tokaj-Hétszőlő Vineyards

Vinted on January 15, 2015 binned in 1WineDude TV, going pro, on the road

The second installment of my (drunken) Tokaj Furmint adventures is now available, embedded below for your viewing edu-tainment!

In this week’s video, you’ll meet the affable (and very, very tall) Gergely Makai, winemaker at the famed Tokaj-Hétszőlő. In this episode, Gergely and I manage to combine modern winemaking, Jedi Knight mind tricks, one of the coolest wine cellar spaces on the planet, and European history dating back to the early 1500s, involving kings and Ben-Hur-style chariots.

Yeah, I really, actually do get paid to do this shizz! For the full run-down of the vids released so far – and for the detailed scoop on dry Hungarian Furmint wines in general – head on over to

Enjoy, preferably with a glass of Hungarian vino:

 Furmint Adventures – Episode 2.: Tokaj-Hétszőlő Vineyards





Furmint Adventures, Part One: Balassa Winery

Vinted on January 8, 2015 binned in 1WineDude TV, going pro

The first official episode of my Hungarian Furmint jaunt has finally been released!

In the inaugural vid, I get down in the dirt – literally – with István Balassa, the man behind Balassa Winery in Tokaji. We talk about his stones – also literally – and their effect of those various interesting soil types on the resulting Furmint grapes (and, of course, the wines, which I get to drink during the video and you don’t… sorry!).

Interspersed among the important and interesting facts about Tokaji, Balassa, and Furmint are my usual annoying antics, including a very, very, very sad attempt at juggling.

For more background on the video series and the FurmintUSA project, see my introductory post at

Furmint Adventures – Episode 1.: Balassa Winery

The official press release is below (only because I lack an online version to which I can link) after the jump (sorry, the interview wasn’t my idea!)…

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0 TV Episode 61: “How The Pros Taste” From #WBC14

Vinted on July 22, 2014 binned in 1WineDude TV, on the road, wine bloggers conference

Some of you asked for it, so here it is: our panel on how the pros taste wine from the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Barbara, CA. Or most of our panel, anyway; as much of it as could be recorded before my video camera lost its juice.

More thoughts on the wines that we tasted during that panel, as well as on WBC14 itself, later this week. In the meantime, you now have about 50 minutes of vid to peruse if you’re curious as to how Steve Heimoff, Patrick Comiskey, and I suck the joy out of wine by tasting it critically! TV Episode 61: How The Pros Taste From WBC14





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