DWWA 2013 Central, Eastern and Northern Europe Judging Panel
Gábor Cseke is a Hungarian sommelier who graduated in 2005 from the College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism in Budapest. Following this, he took further sommelier and WSET courses in London and Budapest, where he worked in the famous Lou Lou and Csalogány 26 Restaurants. Between 2007 and 2011, Gábor lived in England, working at the two-Michelin-starred Pied á Terre, Hotel Andaz and the Hotel Great Fosters in Surrey. He represented Hungary at the Meilleur Sommelier d'Europe competition in 2008 and 2010, won Best Sommelier of Hungary in 2010, and in 2009 Gábor organised a wine tasting at the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London for the press and trade. Transforming himself to a winemaker, he is currently working in Styria, Austria, at Weingut Tement, while also setting up his own domaine in the Zala wine region of South-West-Hungary. Specialising in Central European wines, Gábor tastes frequently in Austria and Slovenia, and judges regularly in regional wine contests in Hungary.