Degustation Jury – 2022
Oenologist, winemaker, co-owner and general manager of the winery Weingut Werner Anselmann and oenologist of the winery Gebrüder Anselmann, Winemaker of the Year 2010 in Germany, taster at many prestigious international and national wine competitions and evaluator for wine magazines.
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
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
María Begoña JOVELLAR PARDO
Oenologist, DipWSET2, for more than 20 years oenologist of Vega Sicilia, later Bodegas Otazu, lecturer in sensory analysis courses, President of the Association of Oenologists of Castilla-León, member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Associations of Oenologists of Spain and Spanish delegate to the International Union of Oenologists, founding member of the Gastronomic Academy of Castilla-León, taster in many prestigious international and national competitions.
Lawyer, winegrower and winemaker. She works in the family owned winery Slobodné vinárstvo (Free Winery) and as an attorney she represents wine growers and winemakers of the association AUTENTISTA SLOVAKIA and the platform Naturálni a remeselní vinári Slovenska (Natural and Artisanal Winemakers of Slovakia).
DipWSET & Weinakademiker, Associate professor, co-founder of Bórkollégium (The Wine College), wine educator, wine writer, editor and publisher, author of many articles and several books on wine. Originally a lawyer by profession, she has been actively working to promote wine culture in Hungary, organising wine tastings, competitions, presentations. Experienced taster at national and international wine competitions.
Oenologist, wine critic, journalist and wine writer. Founder of wine communication company WinePlus, she organizes wine fairs and tastings, oeno-gastronomic dinners and tours. Author of different wine publications, she also writes for a website WinePlus.org. Jury member at many prestigious international wine competitions.
Dip WSET4, Weinakademiker. Journalist, translator, columnist, blogger and editor in wine, gastronomy and travel, currently living and working in Hungary. Managing editor of WineSofa, an online magazine focusing on wine and culture of Central and Eastern Europe. Wine lecturer. She is currently a Stage 2 Master of Wine student. Taster at many prestigious international and national wine competitions.
Diploma in wines at the Catholic University of Chile. International consultant and wine marketing advisor. President of the Catad’Or World Wine Awards and CEO of the Catad’Or Group. Member of the executive committee of VINOFED. Co-author of the Latin American Wine Guide with Alistair Cooper MW. Taster at many prestigious international and national wine competitions. Musician.
Josef VALIHRACH, jr.
WSET 3 certified, sommelier, viticulturist and winemaker, continues the tradition of the family winery Vinařství Josef Valihrach. Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, Political Advisor for the Association of Independent Winegrowers of the Czech Republic, Member of the Expert Council of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, EU Commission – Civil Dialogue Group wine expert. Judge at major national and international wine competitions
Josef VALIHRACH, st.
Viticulturer and winemaker in the family winery. Three times Winemaker of the Year of the Czech Republic. President of the Wine Association of the Czech Republic. Member of the Commission of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic for wine quality control. Jury member at many national and international competitions.
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