Behún Michal

Slovakia

wine merchant, sommelier, marketing and creative project specialist, CEO Wine & Marketing, wine taster

Ben Gabay BERNHEIM

Israel

sommelier, associate of Elizabeth Gabay MW, specializes in rosé wines, co-author of the publication Guide to the rosé wines of Southern France, judge at several international wine competitions

Paul Robert BLOOM

Netherlands

wine and spirits merchant, wine writer and lecturer, judge at several international wine competitions

Jean-Michel BOURSIQUOT

France

agronomic engineer, ampelographer, oenologist, professor emeritus and honorary professor of ampelography at SUPAGRO Montpellier, author of hundreds of scientific publications, studies and lectures, member of several national and international expert groups and institutions in the field of the study of grape varieties, judge at many international wine competitions

Juraj BUZALKA

Slovakia

sociocultural anthropologist, researcher of movements in the field of production, distribution and consumption of food and wine, Comenius University Bratislava, author of several publications on the cultural and social transformation of wine.
Guest observer, expert collaborator of the event

Christine COLLINS

France

director of Le Mondial des Vins Blancs Strasbourg – member of VINOFED, holder of the Diploma of Taster CIVA 3rd degree, respected judge at many international competitions

David COLLINS

United Kingdom

wine taster, judge at several international wine competitions

Tomáš DILONG

Slovakia

winemaker, production director of ViaJur winery, judge at several international wine competitions

Emese DOMIÁN

Hungary

DipWSET & Weinakademiker, member of the Hungarian Wine Academy, advisor to the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, judge at several national and international wine competitions

Ivo DVOŘÁK

Czech Republic

WSET 3 certified, Sommelier, Vice President of the Sommelier Association of the Czech Republic, lecturer of educational programs, wine columnist, writer and presenter, author of hundreds of articles and co-author of many publications, successful participant in several domestic and international sommelier competitions, experienced judge at several national and international wine competitions

Ladislav ĎORĎ

Slovakia

oenologist, winery Chateau Rúbaň, judge at several national and international wine competitions

Daniel ERCSEY

Hungary

wine columnist, author of many articles on wine, publisher of Pécsi Borozó magazine and editor-in-chief of Winesofa magazine, lecturer and wine presenter, experienced judge at many international wine competitions

Miroslav FONDRK

Slovakia

oenologist, President of the Guild of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Slovakia, winemaker and winery owner, wine judge at several international wine competitions

Elizabeth GABAY

USA

Master of Wine, currently based in Provence, wine presenter, consultant, columnist, critic and publisher, author of numerous articles and publications on wine (e.g. Rosé – understanding the pink wine revolution), correspondent of several prestigious wine magazines, she focuses mainly on rosé wines, wines of the South of France and of the Central Europe, expert wine judge at many international wine competitions

Ján GAJDOŠÍK

Slovakia

in addition to his main job (European scout for the New York Rangers – NHL), he promotes Slovak wine abroad and supports the export of Slovak and Moravian wines, hobby-sommelier and taster

Fabiola GALLEGOS RIOS

Mexico

sommelier, currently based in Prague, WSET 3 Certified, graduate of the Spanish Tasting School, co-founder of the Czech-Mexican Chamber of Commerce, judge at several international wine competitions

Thierry GASCO

France

oenologist, president of TG-Vin-Conseil, director of Champagne Pommery for 25 years, wine consultant, Rector of the Union of Oenologist of France, Technical director of Vinalies Internationales and Mondial du Rosé IWC, experienced wine judge at many international wine competitions

Roberto GAUDIO

Italy

co-organiser of the Mondial des Vins Extrêmes competition – member of VINOFED, experienced judge at many international wine competitions

Fernando GURUCHARRI JAQUE

Spain

biologist & Oenologist, President of he Union of Spanish Tasters and Director of Bacchus Madrid IWC (member of VINOFED), President of VINOFED, respected wine judge at many international wine competitions

Tomislav IVANOVIČ

Serbia

sommelier, WSET 3 certified, Sommelier Certificate (ASI), wine columnist, critic, presenter and lecturer, contributor to several wine magazines, author and editor-in-chief of the website www.vinopedia.rs, co-founder and organizer of several wine events, judge at many national and international wine competitions

Danka KILÁRSKA

Slovakia

MBA, hotel management, CEO of the family company Purgina – The art of labels, wine judge at national and international competitions

Klára KOLLÁROVÁ

Czech Republic

One of the most influ sommelier in the Czech Republic, DipWSET, Weinakademiker, Fine & Rare Wine Specialist, co-owner of Vinograf wine bar in Prague, lecturer and wine presenter, judge at many national and international wine competitions

Pavel KRŠKA

Czech Republic

director of the National Centre of Wine of the Czech Republic, co-organizer of trainings, courses, presentations and wine competitions, judge at many national and international wine competitions

Agnes LOVECKÁ

Slovakia

Viticulturist and winemaker, co-owner of Slobodné (Free) Winery, musician of the band Živé kvety (Live Flowers), judge at several wine competitions

Jaroslav MACIK

Slovakia

MBA – PR & marketing communication in the wine industry, winemaker, CEO of the family winery Tokaj Macik Winery, committed supporter of Tokaj wines, judge at many national and international wine competitions

Vladimír MAGULA

Slovakia

holder of the ASSR Professional Sommelier certificate), winemaker, co-owner of the family winery Víno Magula, judge at several wine competitions

Salvador MANJÓN ESTELA

Spain

influential wine journalist, director and editor-in-chief of one of the oldest and most important wine magazines in Spain – La Semana Vitivinícola, experienced judge at many national and international wine competitions

Filip NAGY

Slovakia

oenologist, WSET 3 certified, vineyard and winemaker at the winery Zlatý Roh („Goldeck“) and at a joint project 7 riadkov – 7 řádků – 7 rows , wine taster

Jaroslav OSTROŽOVIČ

Slovakia

oenologist, prominent viticulturist and winemaker in the Slovak Tokaj region, co-owner of the Ostrožovič winery, judge at many national and international wine competitions

Roman PAVÚK

Slovakia

sommelier, restaurateur, wine expert and consultant, ex-president of the Association of Sommeliers of the Slovak Republic, owner of Pavúk wine bar, judge at several wine competitions

Miroslav PETRECH

Slovakia

oenologist, viticulturist and winemaker, legend of Slovak winemaking, creator of the wines of the prestigious Chateau Béla brand (the Slovakian venture of the famous Mosel winemaker Egon Müller), experienced judge at many national and international wine competitions

Tomasz PRANGE-BARCZYNSKI

Poland

wine columnist and critic, editor-in-chief of “Ferment – Pismo o Winie”, contributor to several major wine magazines and portals, author of several publications, e.g. World on the Wine Path, judge at many national and international wine competitions

Slavomíra RAŠKOVIČ

Slovakia

sommelier, DipWSET and Weinakademiker, founder and co-owner of the fine-dine restaurant Gašperov Mlyn and Bistro Moment in the High Tatras, wine taster

Gabriel RIEL-SALVATORE

Canada

sommelier, BA, MSc, WSET 3 certified, currently living in Prague, ex-president of Slow Food Montréal, ex-consultant of SAQ, judge at several major wine competitions

Casilda RODRÍGUEZ MONTILLA

Spain

graphic designer – wine labels, Design & Marketing Management, member of the Union of Tasters of Spain, , judge at national and international wine competitions

Csilla SEBESTYÉN

Hungary

sommelier, DipWSET & Weinakademiker, Fine & Rare Wine Specialist, works in the family winery Sebestyén Pince Szekszárd, presenter and promoter of regional and Hungarian wines, judge at several national and international wine competitions

Frank SMULDERS

Netherlands

master of Wine, wine lecturer , currently lecturing in 15 European countries, wine buyer for two supermarket chains in Moscow, wine consultant and critic, has his own brand of Spanish wines Liscar, expert judge at many international wine competitions

Ladislav ŠEBO

Slovakia

viticulturist and winemaker, co-owner of the family winery Karpatská Perla – one of the most important in Small Carpathians, judge at many national and international wine competitions

Martin ŠMÍD

Czech Republic

sommelier, DipWSET & Weinakademiker, for 19 years he was head sommelier and is currently commercial director of Znovín Znojmo winery, experienced judge at many national and international wine competitions

Juraj VAĎURA

Slovakia

former sales director, now external collaborator of RONA, a producer of top quality drinking glassware, and an evaluator at national and international wine competitions

José VALDEARCOS CABRERA

Spain

director of F&B Parador de Alcalá y Hostería del Estudiante, President of Alcalá Gastronómica Fomentur, member of ChaÎne des Rôtisseurs España, experienced judge at many national and international wine competitions

Josef VALIHRACH

Czech Republic

WSET 3 certified, sommelier, viticulturist and winemaker, continues the tradition of the family winery Vinařství Josef Valihrach, judge at major national and international wine competitions

Patrik VAN DEN BOSSCHE

Belgium

importer and distributor of Slovak wines, owner and CEO of slovakwines.be, passionate promoter and ambassador of Slovak wines and Slovakia as a wine tourism destination, wine taster

Simon WOOLF

Ireland

wine journalist, columnist and evaluator, currently living and working in the Netherlands, contributor to prestigious wine magazines (Decanter, Meiningers, Wine Business Intnl, Noble Rot…), author of the website The Morning Claret, author of several publications (e.g. Amber Revolution, Foot Trodden,…), respected judge at international wine competitions

Marek ZÁVRACKÝ

Slovakia

oenologist, head of the wine control unit of the State Veterinary and Food Administration of the Slovak Republic, president of the international competition of Tokaj wines in Viničky, evaluator at national and international wine competitions

Emeline ZUFFEREY

Switzerland

oenologist, technical director of VINEA, organizer of courses, presentations and wine competitions, director of Mondial des Pinots, Mondial du Merlot (both members of VINOFED), Grand Prix du Vin Suisse, secretary of VINOFED, judge at many international wine competitions