The masterclasses will be presented by:
Elizabeth Gabay MW
I accepted the invitation partially because I have never been to Romania - close - eastern Hungary and northern Bulgaria - but never Romania - so this seemed a great opportunity to participate in a wine fair. Also I was very impressed by what you managed to achieve in the past years. It is not easy to create a new wine festival, and it is not easy to raise money for charity - but to achieve both with one event is impressive. So very happy to participate in this year's event - thanks for asking me.
Coming to try wines from Romania is also particularly interesting. The wine market is always looking for something new and it is easy to forget we have a large number of hidden treasures and exciting and largely unknown grape varieties just waiting to be tried.
Sharing experience and knowledge in order to help and educate others is a privilege, and I am honoured to be taking part in this year's ROVINHUD, especially because it is doing so much good for so many. It is also wonderful to continue discovering the beauty that is Romanian wine, something that I have been enjoying for more than ten years now. And I very much look forward to uncovering even more surprises at Salonul ROVINHUD 2016!
Having a chance to do something good in this life is a huge privilege. When Zoli invited me to join the 2016 edition of Rovinhud, I was thrilled with the opportunity to go back to a country that I love but, most importantly, to be able to give my little contribution to this amazing project that helps to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Előd Ádám MW student
I have met Zoltan through a friend. When he told me about ROVINHUD, a wine festival where ALL the proceeds go to charity I instantly wanted to help. When I found out that the charity is helping to improve the life of people with disabilities made me even more excited. I believe that us as humans and as a society will be truly mature when we won’t need these types of charities anymore. When will be compassionate and kind instead of judgmental. Until then I am glad that there are beautiful people like Zoltan who do everything to increase the quality of life for the less fortunate.
László Bálint IW
It is not often that we get the chance to put our social responsibility to work by passing on our knowledge. Zoltan's invitation is an honour because it allows me to contribute to this noble cause. I addition to this, there are a few interesting things that connect me with Timisoara, but more about it in the masterclass I will be giving. I can hardly wait!
Rod Smith MW
I am delighted to be taking part in ROVINHUD in Timisoara for the first time. It is such a wonderful and honourable cause, and to see wine doing good for deserving people is a very welcome development. Romania and its wines are a source of great excitement for me, with huge potential for the future.