DWWA Central and Eastern Europe Judging Panel

Meet the members of the DWWA Central and Eastern Europe Judging Panel

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Darrel Joseph is based in Vienna and began writing about the wines of Central, Eastern and south eastern Europe in 1995, after Hungary’s Tokaji, and the Grüner Veltliner and Riesling from Austria captured his palate. Since then he has broadened his scope to include the wines of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Georgia, Russia and beyond. His writing has appeared in Decanter, Wine Spectator, Wine Business International and Harpers Wine & Spirit, and he has also contributed to Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Guide and wein-pur's Best of Austria and Guide to Grüner Veltliner. He was the English language editor to Lászlo Alkonyi’s Tokaj, The Wine of Freedom. In addition to his writing, Joseph conducts wine tastings and seminars internationally and translates a wide range of wine texts from German to English.