Author Gergely Barsi Szabó

Gergely Barsi Szabó

Gergely Barsi Szabó got his first sommelier job when he arrived in London a few years ago. As he puts it, 'At Le Bouchon Breton they gave me the wine list, pushed me to the floor, and pretty much that was it.' Starting out as a journalist in his native Hungary, Barsi Szabó moved closer and closer to the world of wine. At Vinexpo in Bordeaux in 2005 he had a satori moment, realising that this was an actual industry, and a fun one at that. Ever since then he has worked, on and off, in the trade. He is most interested in what is in the bottle, and even more importantly, in the people involved.

Wines
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This train is taking me to Tokaj. It is taking me to probably the biggest…

Wines
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Blame the cellphone after all. It just was not loud enough. Thinking back this must…

Wines
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Tokaj`s self regulatory body in Hungary toughened up at last. The winemakers association hopefully turned…

Wines
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“Could I just have a Pinot?” she`d been looking at me like I was some…

Wines
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Queing up for passport check at Pisa airport. Digging deep in my pocket I come…

Sparkling
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We were floating in a dim food coma, after god only knows how many courses…

Liqueurs
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Sad news followed olympic gold medals for Hungarians on Sunday. Peter Zwack, re-founder of the…

Wines
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Gotta love places that are stuck in-between. Places that are stuck between cultures and stuck…

Spirits & Cocktails
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I was sitting in my fathers car, we were headed to Tokaj, and I wanted…

Spirits & Cocktails
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A bottle of Prosecco exploded in my face a few days ago. OK, lesson learned…

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