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February / March 2017

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60 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 { cover story } After an immersion into historic Tokaj, this esteemed group declares 2017 The Year of Furmint. Front row, left to right: Alex Basich, Owner/Sommelier, Noble Grape, Chicago, IL; Barbara Hermann, Wine Buyer, Binny's Beverage Depot, Skokie, IL; U.S. importer of Szent Tamás Winery and Mad Wine, Attila Balla, President and CEO of Vinum Tokaj International LLC; Allyson Gorsuch, Deputy Editor, The Somm Journal; Tamás Nagy, educator for Szent Tamás and Mad Wine. Middle row: Eniko˝ Magyar, Project Director, Wines of Excellence, Szent Tamás Winery and Mad Wine; Maria Garcia, Wine Director, République, Los Angeles, CA; Fahara Zamora, Head Sommelier, Gwen, Hollywood, CA. Back row: Matt Montrose, Wine Director, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, CA; Shaundon Castonguay, Sommelier, The Perennial, San Francisco, CA; Troy Grenstiner, Lead Sommelier, Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak, Las Vegas, NV; István Szepsy Jr., Winemaker, Szent Tamás Winery and Mad Wine; Daniel Bailey, Sommelier, Mastro's Steakhouse, Beverly Hills, CA; Keith Mabry, Wine Buyer, K&L Wine Merchants, Los Angeles, CA; Jack Mason, Master Sommelier, Pappas Bros Steakhouse, Houston, TX. Furmint! Declaring 2017 Furmint!

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