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DWWA judge profile: Gábor Cseke

Gábor Cseke is a judge at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Gábor Cseke profile:

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. Between 2007 and 2011, Cseke lived in England, working as sommelier 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 Cseke organised a wine tasting at the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London for the press and trade. He has been a member of the OBB, the National Committee of Wine Experts in Hungary since 2013.

He spent a vintage as a trainee at Domaine Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace and two vintages at Weingut Tement in South Styria. In 2015 Cseke planted vineyards and established his own “domaine” in Csörnyeföld, in the Zala wine region of Hungary.

Specialising in Central European wines, Cseke tastes frequently in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, and judges regularly in wine contests in Hungary and abroad.

Gábor Cseke was first a judge at the DWWA in 2009.

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