As part of co-operation started with Southern Glazer’s of Canada the company’s team from British Columbia hosted a wine tasting event on the 24th of April in Vancouver co-organized by The SOMM Journal, the Vinum Tokaj International LLC. and Mad Wine Ltd.

White Wine Blind Tasting event with Mád Furmint at Craft, Los Angeles. Ten of L.A.’s most awesome sommeliers blind-tasted their way through 11 different white wines. With an exception or two, in the initial nosing of the entirety of the line-up there was one commonality: higher aromatics.

Recognized as one of 2016’s “Hottest Magazine Launches” the Clever Root Magazine also celebrates Furmint, the world’s favourite new wine grape.

Supporting the “2017 The Year of Furmint” campaign, The Clever Root features with its cover story the chefs in Hungary’s challenging Tokaj Wine Region who are pushing food and wine boundaries.

The TD Selections is a brand management company specializing in high-end wines for quality brand positioning, top trade relationship development, press contact and private event management. TDS represents a fine wine portfolio to the top 20% of image-making/high-end restaurants, hotels and fine wine retailers in the New York /New Jersey Metro Area.

By joining the initiative of Vinum Tokaj International LLC. and Szent Tamás Winery, elaborated in co-operation with The SOMM Journal, the Hungarian Government also declared 2017 as the Year of Furmint, with the aim to raise and focus the attention of the international and domestic markets as well as the consumers to on one of the most important, indigenous Hungarian grape varieties.

Vinum Tokaj International LLC. signed an exclusive Master Distribution and Brokerage Agreement with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, the biggest wine distributor for the US and Canada

An event to bring the wine industry leaders together for a four-day convention, this year’s SommCon was organized in San Diego. During the 4 days with 50 sessions, 50 presenters and 500 wines tasted, as result of co-operation between the M Dash Group – Vinum Tokaj International LLC. – and the St. Tamás Winery, the Mád Furmint got a chance to be in the limelight of the „Digging In To Unique Terroir” session.

60 Years Old Tokaji Aszú and Dry by Tokaj At The 60th Anniversary.

Majestic, uplifting feasts commemorated the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the 60. anniversary of the fight for freedom in two cities of the North American continent, in Toronto and Los Angeles.

North American Master Sommelier, chef sommelier, lead sommeliers, wine directors, wine buyers, wine bloggers and writers were among our guests during the wine presentation programs hosted by Mad Wine Ltd., organized in co-operation with the SOMM Journal and Vinum Tokaj International LLC. as part of our wine promotion program.

Organized by the General Consulate of Hungary in Toronto on the 14th of April 2016, the business conference offered possibility for Hungarian companies and their potential Canadian partners for a professional introduction. The event was graced by the presence of dr. Sándor Fazekas, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and dr. Bálint Ódor Ambassador of Hungary to Canada.

The SIAL International Food and Beverage Trade Show held from 13th to 15th April 2016 in the Montreal Congress Center lining up 850 exhibitors from 60 countries attracted 15,000 professional visitors. This year's guest of honor, the United States – to be Canada's number one food export partner – with its powerful presence provided opportunity for representatives of other countries to open up with their products to the US market, too.

The editorial team of the M Dash Publishing group, Meridith May, Publisher/Editorial Director of The Tasting Panel, The SOMM Journal and The Clever Root, Allyson Gorsuch Advanced Sommelier and Deputy Editor, Karen Moneymaker, Senior Editor and Becky Tsadik Associate Editor & Events Manager were our guest for a wine tasting in Los Angeles.

As a new step in our wine promotion program in the US this time we had the chance to introduce ourselves, the Tokaj Wine Region, the village of Mád, our Mád Furmint and single vineyard selected Szent Tamás Furmint during a real special professional event.

One of the world's largest wine collectors of Hungarian origin visiting Tokaj

At the end of April 2015 a new wine tour was organized to the Tokaj Wine Region within the frame of which one of the world’s largest wine collectors of Hungarian origin - George A. Manner - was also our guest.

We are pleased to announce, that following the shooting in fall last year and with the post-production works completed, we have published on Youtube our English-language promotional film about the Tokaj wines and Tokaj Wine Region.

St. Tamás Winery’s Dry by Tokaj won - for the first time as a Hungarian wine - the Top Choice Awards “Top Imported White Wine of Canada” category. The award ceremony took place at the Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa on the 25th of November. 

The culture of wine is an integral part of the European culture. It is based on the grape, local viticulture, terroir, specific microclimate, the experience of wine making accumulated during centuries, which all contribute to and have a great effect on the final product’s properties and qualities.

"Tokaj wines can only be dominant in the world, if the wine region itself becomes as such." (István Szepsy Jr.)

To increase the Tokaj Wine Region’s reputation in the world as well as raising its profile and recognition, we shot an image film about the Region with a Canadian production company.

Hungarian artists, inventions and wine excellences met in Toronto on the 18th of July 2014.

Hosted by the Todmorden Mills Art Gallery, to accompany István Fujkin’s „The Art of Music Vision” exhibition opening and its side event the „Music Vision” show presented on a Hungarian invention, the Laser Harp, a Tokaj Wine Conference was organized. It was a real unrivalled event, exposing in a unique aspect the symbiosis of world-wide recognized Hungarian art, culture and wine.

It was a gratifying event that we attended on the 17th of April in Toronto. That was the date when the Consular Mission of Hungary officially reopened. The opening ceremony had among the noted guests Szabolcs Takács, Deputy State Secretary of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Michael Coteau Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, László Pordány, Ambassador of Hungary to Canada, and Dimitris Azemopoulos, Dean of Consular Corps in Toronto.

Following the opening of Tokaj Wine Boutique Restaurant and House of the Hungarian Wines as well as the first wine tasting dinner organized in December 2013, a new possibility was offered for the introduction of the Tokaj Wines to the Canadian public. Organized by Vinum Tokaj International LLC. and Vinum Tokaj Canada Inc., in co-operation with Riviera Parque Banquet and Convention Center, marking a new stage in the wine promotional program, a wine conference was held on the 29th of March to make the guests – among them the biggest Canadian companies’ leaders - acquainted with the best wines of Tokaj.

As a result of a yearlong enduring marketing and market building activity performed by the Vinum Tokaj International LLC. in the North American market, a long felt need was filled in today with the official opening of the first Tokaji Wine Boutique Restaurant. Mrs. Stefánia Szabó, General Consul of the Consulate of Hungary, Dr. Ödön Király Trade Commissioner of Hungary in Canada, the Deputy Mayor of Vaughan, Mr. Gino Rosati and Regional Councillor Mr. Michael DeBiase were present at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

In August 2016 a new professional study tour was organized to the Tokaj Wine Region having as distinguished guest the well-known wine writer Christine Havens. Christine has been working with such renown and leading American professional publications as The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal and The Clever Root Magazine; the world’s most popular wine application – Vivino - reaching out 19 million users and publishes regularly tasting notes, reviews on her own website, blogs, social media sites about wines from different regions of the world.

The Las Vegas Caesar's Palace was to host the Wine and Spirit Wholesalers of America Convention and Exhibition organized for the 73 times this year, considered to be the number one biggest professional event of the US. This year, more than 200 suppliers and 35 service provider companies presented their products and services within the framework of a real fantastic show.

The annually organized gala dinner of the Corvina Canadian Hungarian Business Directory was held this year on the 27th of February. The event aimed to celebrate the twelfth appearance of the Corvina Business Directory, the publication presenting Hungarian Canadian businesses. Within the framework of a wine presentation and tasting offered by one of the main sponsors of the evening, the Vinum Tokaj Canada Inc., participants of the Canadian Hungarian business community could get acquainted with some Hungarian wines of excellence.

The first large-scale celebration called “Together for the Hungarian House” organized by the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre's new management was the first major event of the Canadian wine promotion program, too realized by Vinum Tokaj Canada Inc. Held on the January 23, the ball had as chief patron the Hungarian Ambassador to Canada dr. Bálint Ódor, and as patron dr. Stefánia Szabó, Consul General in Toronto who was present at the event, too.

Sante Restaurant in Ottawa has launched a monthly series of Embassy Dinners – Seeds of Diversity. In co-operation with the Hungarian Embassy a Hungarian dinner was held on the 17 November 2015, where guests could enjoy the Hungarian menu put together and prepared by Sante’s chef Daniel Guerra and ​​Zsolt Varga, chef of the Hungarian Embassy.

The each course of the special, traditional dinner was accompanied by excellent Hungarian wines presented to the 65-persons dinner guests by sommelier Joseph Safian being present on behalf of Vinum Tokaj Canada Inc.

Following the Toronto International Film Festival, which has become one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals over the past nearly four decades (founded in 1976, the festival is often referred to as the Oscar’s ante-room because of the art projected there plays an important role later in the Hollywood award season) a new international film event was organized in Toronto. This time, between 14 to 28 November EU countries’ films got the opportunity to debut at the European Union Film Festival.

The primary objective of the Hungarian Wine Museum was the creation of a site designed to be capable of presenting the Hungarian wines in exclusive environment, where the "new" wines are completed with museum wine specialties, which – given the serious market demand – represent a considerable business opportunity in Canada. The visit to the Wine Museum represents and offers occasion to premiere wine dinners to be organized here for various target groups. On one hand it provides a continuous activity and regularity, on the other hand allows presentation of the wines to a large audience.

Hungarian Wines in the realm of ice wines – a wine dinner at Niagara

Árpád Park Hungarian Hall and Community Center in Niagara Falls was the venue of the wine dinner on 23 October 2015, organized by Vinum Tokaj Canada as part of the celebration series launched by the Hungarian Cultural Council of Canada and the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre.

Opening of the New Hungarian House in Toronto celebrated with Mad Furmint

Hungarians living in Toronto area have a home again. Implemented with exemplary co-operation and support, the Hungarian House was opened on 24 October 2015.

"Since I was there and saw it, I can safely say that we handed over an impressive building, meeting the 21st century’ quality standards and design, suited to cater for all needs of the Hungarian community there," - said Árpád Potápi, Secretary of State for National Policy - present at the house inauguration.

In connection with the anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, organized by the Hungarian Consulate General in Los Angeles, a memorial ceremony took place in the Bel Air Club House on 22 October 2015. The event took place with the participation of about 80 such famous personalities as Commissioner Andrew Friedman and former Los Angeles sheriff, David Leroy Baka, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of governmental organizations and different associations.

Hungarian wines made their introduction at a large-scale event in Los Angeles.  The Hungarian Food Festival organized for the 2nd time this year, held on the 17th of October, has created an excellent opportunity for those interested in Hungarian culture and gastronomy to familiarize themselves with the best Hungarian wines, too.

By Decree of the Minister of Agriculture issued for supporting promotion of wine products in third countries (apart from Hungary and EU), an opportunity has opened from 2015 for Hungarian wines to be present on the U.S. market with governmental support. The support provides opportunities and tools for those Hungarian wineries which target the international markets with their outstanding wines to get into the international wine supply chain and help Hungary to be displayed on the international wine map.

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