Darrel Joseph is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Darrel Joseph is based in Vienna and began writing about the wines of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in 1995, after his palate was captured by Hungarian Tokaji and Austrian Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Since then his specialisation broadened to include Croatia, Slovenia and all Balkan wine countries, plus Russia an the Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan).
Joseph’s writing has appeared in Decanter, Wine Spectator, Meininger’s Wine Business International, Harpers Wine & Spirit and Wine Searcher.com. He has also contributed to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and Gault & Millau (Austria).
When he’s not writing, Joseph conducts wine tastings and seminars internationally, and translates a wide range of wine texts from German to English. He is currently working on a wine book with a Central & Eastern Europe focus.
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