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DWWA judge profile: Peter Csizmadia-Honigh

Peter Csizmadia-Honigh is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Peter Csizmadia-Honigh

Peter is a wine writer based in Somerset, the UK and with a base in Hungary’s Somló wine region too. He is currently Publishing Director of The Press Publishing Ltd.

As the author of The Wines of India, a Concise Guide, the OIV award-winning title of The Press Publishing (www.thewinesofindia.com), he has been featured on BBC World News and in The Hindustan Times.

An English literature, economics and pedagogy graduate from the University of Budapest, Peter joined the UK wine trade in 2005 and worked as the education manager of the Institute of Masters of Wine until 2014. Having moved into corporate life, he is the Head of HR for Tetra Pak in the UK, Ireland & the Benelux. Peter completed an LLM in labour law and corporate governance with distinction at the University of Bristol; and he is working on the second, fully digital edition of The Wines of India, launching in 2023.

He completed the WSET Diploma in London, became a certified Sherry educator in Jerez and ran Royal Somló Vineyards, crafting Juhfark wines for Michelin-star restaurants, between 2007 and 2022. Peter regularly reviews the wines of Bordeaux, Chianti, Germany and India and teaches wine classes in India. He was the recipient of the 2014 Geoffrey Roberts Award.

In 2020, 2021 and 2023, Peter was an Acting Regional Chair for the DWWA competition.

Follow Peter on Instagram and X @borvilag

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