ROVINHUD Wine Show 2016


Elizabeth Gabay MW

A graduate of the Faculty of History and the Master of Wine in 1998, Elizabeth Gabay is one of the most famous experts in rose wines and the Provence region of France. She started her wine career in 1986 and has been judging for wine competitions such as Decanter World Wine Awards, VinAgora, World of Rosé, VinoBalkanika, Guide to Vins de Provence. As an expert in Provence, she is coauthor of wine publications like Pocket Wine Book, written by Oz Clarke or Worlds Atlas of Wine, written by Jancis Robinson. She is also interested in punch, for which he created a separate site:

"I accepted the invitation partly because I have never visited Romania before - I have been in the area, eastern Hungary and northern Bulgaria, but never in Romania - so attending to this event seemed to me an excellent opportunity. I was also impressed with what you did at previous editions. It's not easy to create a new wine show and it's not easy to raise funds for charity, but to manage both in one event is impressive. I am very happy to attend this year's edition - thank you for inviting me. I am also very interested in the opportunity to come and taste Romanian wines. The wine market is constantly searching for newcomers, and sometimes we can lose sight that we have hidden treasures alongside us and exciting unknown grape varieties waiting to be discovered."

Darrel Joseph

Lives in Vienna and started writing about Central, Eastern and Southeast European wines in 1995, after being charmed by Tokay wines and Grüner Veltliner and Austrian Riesling. Ever since, he has been dealing with wines from Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and the Balkan countries, plus Georgia and Russia. Being a member of the Wine Writers Circle, he publishes in the Decanter, Wine Spectator, Meininger's Wine Business International and Harpers Wine & Spirit and reviews international competitions such as the Decanter World Wine Awards, the Berlin Wine Trophy, the Mundus Vini and Vinistra and Festi Wine.

"It is a privilege to be able to share your experience and knowledge to help and educate others and I am honored to take part in this year's edition of the Rovinhud Wine Show especially because it is an event that empowers and benefits a lot of people It's great that I can continue to discover the beauty of Romanian wine, a process I started 10 years ago, and I look forward to taking other surprises at the ROVINHUD Salon 2016!""

Luiz #winelover Alberto

He is Brazilian, lives in the US, believes he has Italian blood, and after judging for the Romanian Winebook he says he was given the chance to become a little Romanian. He is a member of the famous Wine Writers Circle, founded the #winelover community, being one of the most influential wine communicators in social media, ranking 10th in Top 20 Worldwide Wine Influencers.

"In life, it's a great privilege to be offered the opportunity to do a good thing. When Zoli invited me to attend the ROVINHUD Salon 2016 edition, I was thrilled to return to a country I love, but especially to make a small contribution to this fantastic project that improves the lives of people with disabilities. "

Előd Ádám MW student

He was born in Romania but entered the wine world in 2000, when he moved to the US, realizing that wine would be more than just a career. He worked as a sommelier, wine director, educator and more recently, as a consultant for a major importer in New York. Of course, at the same time he started studying wine and, after several certifications, decided to get the most sought after title, the Master of Wine. When he does not have wine around or does not cook, he likes hiking and sailing boat relaxation.

"I met Zoltan through a common friend. When he talked to ROVINHUD, a wine festival where all the earnings are donated for a charitable purpose, I knew immediately that I wanted to help. When I found out that the organization (Something to Say) contributes to improving the lives of people with disabilities, I became even more enthusiastic. I think we as people and society will be really mature when we will no longer need this kind of organization, and we will be full of compassion, not of prejudice. Until then, I am glad that there are beautiful people like Zoltan who are doing everything to increase the quality of life of the less fortunate. "

László Bálint IW

Engineer by trade, Transylvanian-born, he earned the WSET Diploma in London and is now International Wein Akademiker. He founded Furmint USA and devises the Furmint brand - the most famous Hungarian grape variety - in the United States. He is a wine educator, wine-writer and judges at various domestic and international competitions. In Timisoara we will, of course, talk about Furmint and how he uplifts the brand in the US market.

"We rarely have the opportunity to manifest social responsibility by sharing the knowledge we have. Zoltán's invitation honors me because I can help in this noble cause, and Timisoara has some very interesting things I can connect with, but I will give you details at masterclass ... I can hardly wait! "

Rod Smith MW

He graduated the Faculty of Arts, but met with the wine by working part-time for Oddbins, an important British wine retailer. He has been a Master of Wine since 2006, founded the Riviera Wine Academy, is one of the judges for the Romanian Wine Book and judge in many international competitions including the Decanter World Wine Awards, the Moscow Wine Fair and the Shanghai International Wine Challenge.

"I am thrilled to participate for the first time at the ROVINHUD Salon in Timisoara. It's for such a beautiful and honorable cause, and I think it's wonderful that wine is becoming an instrument for charity. Romania and Romanian wines are particularly exciting for me, I think they have great potential for the future."



  • 10:00 - 11:30
  • Sala Atena

Előd Ádám: Champagne prin ochii Billecart-Salmon

Masterclass-ul este susținut de VINIMONDO.
1. Billecart-Salmon: Brut Reserve NV
2. Billecart-Salmon: Brut Rosé NV
3. Billecart-Salmon: Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV
4. Billecart-Salmon: Extra Brut Vintage 2004
5. Billecart-Salmon: Brut Sous Bois NV

  • 12:30 - 14:00
  • Sala Atena

László Bálint IW: Furmint – un brand nou în America

1. Béres Pincészet és Szőlőbirtok (Tokaj): Estate Furmint 2014
2. St. Donát (Csopak) - Márga Furmint 2015
3. Majoros László (Tokaj): Tarcal birtokbor 2015
4. Erzsébet Pince (Tokaj): Estate Furmint 2015
5. Holdvölgy (Tokaj): Vision 2013
6. Bálint László (Tokaj) - Suba Furmint 2015
7. Breitenbach Pince (Tokaj) – Halas Furmint 2013
8. Gróf Degenfeld (Tokaj) - Dry Furmint 2015
9. Barta Pince (Tokaj): Szamorodni 2013 (dulce)

  • 15:00 - 16:30
  • Sala Atena

Elizabeth Gabay MW: Cadarca, rățușca cea urâtă

1. Dúzsi Tamás (Szekszárd): Kadarka rozé 2015
2. Gál Tibor (Eger): Kadarka 2015
3. Vida (Szekszárd): Öregtőkék 2015
4. Heimann (Szekszárd): Céh Kereszt Kadarka 2015
5. Maurer Oszkár (Serbia): 1880 Kadarka 2013
6. Sebestyén (Szekszárd): Kadarka 2013
7. Dúzsi Tamás (Szekszárd): Öreg tőkés 2013
8. Balla Géza (Miniș) .- Cadarcă 2009
9. Balla Géza (Miniș) – Cadarissima 2013 dulce

  • 17:30 - 19:00
  • Sala Atena

Rod Smith MW: Să vorbim Franc: Cabernet Franc

1. Ikon Pince: Evangelista 2012 (Balaton - HU)
2. Attila Pince: Pazsag 2012 (Eger - HU)
3. Balla Géza: Stonewine 2011 (Miniș - RO)
4. Riczu-Stier: Cabernet Franc 2o13 (Villány –HU)
5. Takler Pince: Cabernet Franc Reserve 2009 (Szekszárd - HU)
6. Vylyan: Mandolás 2011 (Villány – HU)
7. Domain du Landreau: AOC Chinon, La Chapelle 2014 (Loire - FR)
8. Domain du Landreau: AOC Chinon, Cuvee Yearling, 2014 (Loire – FR)
9. Bodega Riglos: Finca las Divas 2013, (Uco Valley – AR)
10. Bodega Benegas Lynch: Cabernet Franc. 2006, (Mendosa – AR)

  • 10:00 - 11:30
  • Sala Atena

Primo Franco: Nino Franco, Prosecco la un alt nivel

1. Prosecco Superiore Rustico Brut
2. Prosecco Superiore Riva di San Floriano Brut
3. Prosecco Superiore Primo Franco Dry
4. Grave Di Stecca 2007
5. Grave Di Stecca 2008
6. Grave Di Stecca 2009

  • 12:30 - 14:00
  • Sala Atena

Elizabeth Gabay MW: Roze brunch

1. Carastelec: Friza 2015 (Pinot noir)
2. Domeniul Bogdan: Primordial Rose 2015 (Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah)
3. Bauer Rose 2015 Negru de Drăgășani
4. SERVE Terra Romana rose (Merlot, Fetească Neagră)
5. Corcova Rose Magnum 2015
6. Chateau d’Estandon: Insolance 2015
7. Chateau d’Estandon: Gavotte 2015
8. Chateau d’Estandon: SolStice 2015
9. Chateau Minuty: M de Minuty Magnum 2015

  • 15:00 - 16:30
  • Sala Atena

Luiz #winelover Alberto: Vinuri cu personalitate

  • 17:30 - 19:00
  • Sala Atena

Darrel Joseph: Să descoperim vinurile din Austria

1. Domäne Wachau, Grüner Veltliner, Terrassen (Smaragd) 2015
2. Weingut Bründlmayer, Riesling, Zöbinger Heiligenstein 2015
3. Weingut Wohlmuth, Sauvignon Blanc, Ried Hochsteinriegl 2015
4. Weingut Wieninger, Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC, Nussberg 2014
5. Weingut Hans and Anita Nittnaus, Blaufränkisch, Kalk und Schiefer, 2013
6. Weingut Franz & Christine Netzl, Zweigelt Haidacker 2013
7. Weingut Heidi Schröck, Ruster Ausbruch 2014