Winners of Wine Writing Contest Announced

By Published On: September 5, 2022

WebWineWriting contest was launched by a Hungarian wine writer, but the competition is not exclusively about Hungarian wines, the topics are broader, what is more this year a video category was added as well. The award ceremony took place last week (25 August) at Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery in Hungary, within a wine event with 20 estates.

At this annual summer wine contest first renowned jury members evaluated the articles and selected the finalists, then the readers and viewers could vote for their favourites – with this double system the winners are not only good writers but also great influencers. Jury included experts like Rose Murray Brown MW, Wojciech Bonkowski and Charlie Arturaola.

This year 61 entries have been submitted from several countries: Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, the USA and the United Kingdom. And the winners are…

1. Béres category by Béres Vineyard, Tokaj
Topic: Hárslevelű grape
Winner in English: Gergely Somogyi
Finalists: Peder Lehmann Larsen, Marco Barbieri

2. Koch category by Koch Winery, Hajós–Baja
Topic: Unfiltered wines
Winner: Elizabeth Smith
Finalists: Dániel Ercsey, Szilárd Lázár-Kovács

3. Polish category by the National Council of the Hungaria wine communities
Topic: Hungarian wines in Poland
Winner: Michal Kiss
Finalists: Anna Smolec, Olaf Kuziemka

4. Video category by
Topic: Description of a Hungarian wine in moving pictures
Winner: Dániel Ercsey
Finalists: Allison Slute, Vincent Bugozi

Winners of the Hungarian language categories
– Tibor Dékány
– Sándor Silye
– Tamara Borostyán-Kovács
– Dániel Ercsey

All the finalist entries can be found here:

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About the Author: Ágnes Németh