Winemaker of the Winamekers Award announced!
Yesterday evening the winner of this prestigious Hungarian award was announced, and the winner is Károly Áts, chief winemaker of Grand Tokaj! The award has a special importance, because, as we wrote earlier, the winner is chosen by 49 other winemakers, thus the trade selects the best winemaker from trade members. Áts Károly is a world famous winemaker, he is often dubbed as “The 100 score Karcsi Áts”, because he made an exceptional Tokaji Esszencia 1999 at Hugh Johnson’s Royal Tokaji winery. The result is legendary, the American Wine & Spirits magazine has given 100 points for the first time in its history. Then he received 100 points from Robert Parker for another Tokaji Esszencia (2007). He has been chief oenologist of Grand Tokaj since 2013, and with him a new era began at the largest winery of Tokaj wine region with new spirit and new impetus.
Did you know? While in Hollywood you can see names of celebrated movie stars in Walk of Fame, in Budapest, Hungary you can see similar stars, but they belong to celebrated winemakers. So the next person with a star on the pavement of Zrínyi pedestrian street in the 5th district of Budapest is Károly Áts. Congratulations!
Our previous article about the 5 finalists
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