speakers 2022

Arthur Camut, Export Manager Champagne Palmer & C0

Born in the Champagne Region, where he spent most of his childhood, from vines to winery, in a family making and selling Champagne. Graduated from the Burgundy School of Business with a Specialized Master Degree in International Wine and Spirits Business, he has WSET level 3. Was a wine Consultant in Shanghai for a Chinese Importer from 2014, and then spent the last 6 years year at Champagne Palmer & Co, first as Brand Ambassador for two years in the UK (2016-2018), before taking his current role at Champagne Palmer as Export Manager for Europe and Asia in 2018

masterclass: Champagne Palmer and the work of time

Friday, 6 May, 17,00 – 18,30

Imre Szakács-Orha, DipWSET

CEO Wine In Business and cofounder of East Cellars.

masterclass: On the lees, under flor

Friday, 6 May, 19,30 – 21,00

masterclass: Sweet tooth

Saturday, 7 May, 15,00 – 16,30

Előd Ádám, MW student

Előd has more than 20 years of experience in wine industry, starting to appreciate and understand the world of wine after he moved in USA. In 16 years there he worked in different positions in the wine budiness. Meantime he has obtained the diplomas of Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Wine Educator. At the same time he judged and organized masterclasses and tastings at various US wine festivals. In 2016 he returned to Romania where he set up his own wine import company, consultancy and he started the eWineClub. He continued judging at various competitions such as Decanter World Wine Awards, Balkan International Wine Competition and others… When he is not working he studies at the Institute of Masters of Wine and hopes to soon enter the exclusive circle of those who hold the title of Master of Wine.

masterclass: The Magnum effect

Saturday, 7 May, 10,00 – 11,30

Richard Bampfield Master of Wine

Richard Bampfield graduated in French from Cambridge in 1981 and immediately decided the wine trade was where he could put the language to best use. He managed retail wine shops in the North West of England for JW Lees Brewers for 7 years, then spent a year getting his hands dirty in vineyards around the world, also working in wine cellars in California and Australia. Having passed the Master of Wine Exam in 1990, he joined the Australian producer, Brown Brothers, and managed their European operations until 1999. He left them to set up his own company, specialising in public relations and offering wine consultancy, talks, tours and courses.
Principal clients now include Lidl, Albert Bichot (Burgundy), 67 Pall Mall, Santa Rita (Chile) and Château Brown (Bordeaux). He is also a partner in Preferabli, the leading personalisation software for the wines and spirits industry. A growing interest in sustainability has led to him becoming a founder member of a new international initiative called the Sustainable Wine Roundtable
He regularly guides groups of students and press on visits to Bordeaux and Burgundy, and has been actively involved in the promotion of English wines. He is now probably best known for his work writing tasting notes and evaluating wines for Lidl and is a regular presenter on 67 Pall Mall’s TV channel,
Richard is a past Chairman of the Association of Wine Educators and was the European Champagne Ambassador 2009.

masterclass: What is Quality?

Saturday, 7 May, 12,30 – 14,00

Nora Iriarte

Spanish born œnologue, Université de Bordeaux geek, internship at Petrus, experience as winemaker in Rioja and Navarra, and very in love with Feteascã Neagrã since 2009.

Hartley Smithers

Aussie born flying winemaker who settled for harvest in Romania 17 years ago. “It was tough going at the beginning” but now, every year he loves being able to apply modern winemaking techniques to the country's many traditional and unique grape varieties

Narcis Georgiu

Born in the vineyards, certified sommelier and wine expert at the CIA in California, worked in France for 7 years in Michelin stared restaurants and now back to the roots in Recaș, representing the 2nd generation.

MASTERCLASS: Climate change through Cuvee Überland

Saturday, 7 May, 17,30 – 19,00

László Bálint, DipWSET

Graduated WSET Diploma and he is WSET Certified Educator at Borkollégium. He is the president of the internation wine contest Winelovers 100, wine consultant, expert of Borigó publication and wine writer.


Barta Károly entered the wine business in 2003 when he bought 10ha on Öreg Király (Old King), in Tokaj and set up the Barta Winey. This is one of the most appreciated and famous terroirs in the Tokaj region, with a rich wine history.

masterclass: The many faces of Furmint, from Sparkling to Aszú

Sunday: 8 May, 10,00-11,30

Ed Adams MW

Ed joined the wine trade in 1983 after dabbling with radio journalism in his home city of Bristol, England. He worked for an old Bristol wine firm, Howells, before eventually moving to the bright lights of London. Here he sold wine to the Chelsea set for a company called London Wine Brokers; skills learnt included how to unload a container in less than 2 hours and how to sell wine to difficult as well as pleasant customers.
Ed’s first big break was working for Vinos de España in London. Having already lived for a while in Madrid in the early 1980s, this helped rekindle his passion for Spanish wine. It was then 7 years as a buyer for the Co-op in Manchester. This was a fantastic job which involved travel and learning about wine; Englishman Ed passed the Master of Wine exam in1991, although that year is also remembered for the first meeting with a certain South African Bruce Jack at a wine tasting in London.
Ed became a director of Western Wines in 1998 and benefited from the Vincor buyout in 2004. The following year he met up with Bruce again after a splendid tasting at Bruce’s Flagstone winery in South Africa and the Báscula plan was hatched to make wine in Spain.
Ed left Western Wines in early 2006 and is enjoying life immensely working on the Báscula project. He believes the best is yet to come

masterclass: A brief wine tour of Spain

Sunday: 8 May, 12,30-14,00


Dan Balaban began his wine career by setting up a distribution company right after the fall of the communist regime.
In 1997, after starting the production of wine with purchased grapes, increasing not only the Davino Winery cultivated area to 100 ha (from 87 ha in 1999) but also the quality standard.
Believes in the wine potential of Romania, of the Dealu Mare region and the local varieties both in individual form as well as blended with international varieties

masterclass: Davino: David & Goliat

Sunday: 8 May, 15,00-16,30

exhibitors 2022

programme 2022

Friday, 6 May 2022

  • 16:00 - 21:00
  • Room Discovery
  • Exhibition with tasting
  • 70 lei with Schott&Zwiesel glass
  • 200 lei with Zalto glass
  • Buy Tickets

open to the public

  • 17:00 – 18:30
  • Room Atena
  • 150 lei
  • Buy Tickets

Arthur Camut – Champagne Palmer and the work of time.

Palmer & Co – Brut Reserve
Palmer & Co – Blanc de Blancs
Palmer & Co – Blanc de Noirs
Palmer & Co – Rosé Solera

  • 19:30 – 21:00
  • Room Atena
  • 150 lei
  • Buy Tickets

Imre Szakács-Orha, DipWSET – On the lees, under flor

Nachbil - Chardonnay Barrique 2020
Gîrboiu - Chardonnay Barrique 2020
Cramele Recaș - La Stejari Chardonnay 2018
Catena Alta - Chardonnay Mendoza, Argentina 2020
Domaine Fief aux Dames - Muscadet Monnieres Sur Lie St. Fiacre, France 2014
Madame Veuve Point - Saint Aubin 1er Cru en Remilly Burgundy, France 2017
Domaine du Galet - Chateneuf -du- Pape Blanc, France 2019
Champagne Bruno Michel - Assembleé
Domaine Rolet - Tradition Blanc Arbois, France 2017 Magnum
Breitenbach – Dry Szamorodni Tokaj, Hungary 2011
Valdespino – Inocente Single Vineyard Sherry Fino, Jerez, Spain NV

Saturday, 7 May 2022

  • 11:00 - 21:00
  • Room Discovery
  • Exhibition with tasting
  • 100 lei with Schott&Zwiesel glass
  • 200 lei with Zalto glass
  • Buy Tickets

open to the public

  • 10:00 – 11:30
  • Room Atena
  • 200 lei
  • Buy Tickets

Előd Ádám CWE – The Magnum effect

Carassia Blanc de Blancs Magnum
Champagne J.L Vergnon Murmure Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Magnum
Taittinger Brut Reserve Magnum
Legras & Haas L.T.S. Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2008 Magnum (Best in Show, Decanter 2021)
Champagne Bernard Bremont Grand Cru Brut Magnum
Charles Heidseick Brut Reserve Magnum

  • 12:30 – 14:00
  • Room Atena
  • 200 lei
  • Buy Tickets

Richard Bampfield MW - What is Quality?

(on Zoom)

Cimarossa – Chardonnay 2021
Alois Lageder – Gaun Chardonnay 2019
Cimarossa – Sauvignon blanc 2020
Gunderloch - Red Stone Riesling 2020
Domeniile Sâmburești – Pinot Noir 2019
Twill – Pinot noir 2016
Corte Aurelio – Nero D’Avola 2020
David Finlayson – Cabernet Franc 2017
Cimarossa – Shiraz 2020
Sons of Eden – Remus Shiraz 2016
Peter Franus – Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Allini- Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 2021

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • Room Atena
  • 150 lei
  • Buy Tickets

Imre Szakács-Orha, DipWSET – Sweet tooth

Von Buhl - Suez Sekt Brut Nature, Pfalz Germany 2015
F.X. Pichler - Klostersatz Wachau DAC Austria 2021
Rockbare - Clare Valley Australia 2019
Leon Beyer - R de Beyer, Alsace France 2011
Leon Beyer - Comtes D Eguishem, Alsace France 2009
Nachbil - Dealurile Sătmarului, Romania 2020
J.J. Prum - Kabinett Graacher Himmelreich, Mosel Germany 2017
Markus Molitor - Spätlese Ürziger Würtzgarten, Mosel Germany 2017
Schloss Johannisberg Spätlese Grünlack, Rheingau Germany 2020
JJ Prum Auslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel Germany 2020
Markus Molitor Beerenauslese Kinheimer Huberutslay Mosel Germany 2017

  • 17:30 – 19:00
  • Room Atena
  • 200 lei
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Nora Iriarte, Hartley Smithers, Narcis Georgiu - Climate change through Cuvee Überland

Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2020
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2019
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2018
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2017
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2016
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2015
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2012
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2011
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2009
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2008
Cramele Recaș - Cuvee Überland 2006

Sunday, 8 May 2022

  • 11:00 - 17:00
  • Room Discovery
  • Exhibition with tasting
  • 100 lei with Schott&Zwiesel glass
  • 200 lei with Zalto glass
  • Buy Tickets

open to the public

  • 10:00 – 11:30
  • Room Atena
  • 150 lei
  • Buy Tickets

László Bálint DipWSET, Barta Károly – The many faces of Furmint, from Sparkling to Aszú

Barta - Sparkling brut 2017 Traditional method
Grand Tokaj – Furmint 2020
Tokaj Hétszőlő – Bio Birtok furmint 2018
Bálint László – Dry 2019 single vineyard Suba
Oremus – Mandolás furmint 2019
Breitenbach – Orange 2015
Samuel Tinon – Dry Szamorodni 2009
Szepsy – Sweet szamorodni 2006
Royal Tokaji – 6 puttonyos aszú 2017

  • 12:30 – 14:00
  • Room Atena
  • 200 lei
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Ed Adams MW – A brief wine tour of Spain

(on Zoom)

Villarei – Albarino 2019
Dardell – Garnacha Tinta – Syrah 2019
3x3 – Old vine Carinyena&Garnatxa 2018
Tarima – Monastrell 2019
Ramon Bilbao – Seleccion Especial 2018
Vina Ardanza – Reserva 2010

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • Room Atena
  • 300 lei
  • Buy Tickets

Dan Balaban – Davino: David & Goliat

Davino - Domaine Ceptura Rouge 2015 Standard (0,75l)
Davino - Domaine Ceptura Rouge 2015 Magnum (1,5l)
Davino - Domaine Ceptura Rouge 2015 Jeroboam (3l)
Davino –Flamboyant 2015 Standard (0,75l)
Davino –Flamboyant 2015 Magnum (1,5l)
Davino –Flamboyant 2015 Jeroboam (3l)