Zoltán Nagy, who lives in Barcelona, won the prize of Spain’s oldest and internationally most recognised magazine, called the Club de Gourmets.
The writer of Hungarian origins is one of Spain’s most famous wine professionals and a member of many juries at wine competitions. His presence and professional activity is significant both in the Spanish wine regions and on the internet. On the course of 5 years, he has tasted and made people taste 10 thousand wines.
His book, titled Wine Queens, which was published back in 2018, has been chosen as 2021’s best gastronomic book of Spain by the magazine Club de Gourmets. The monthly issued magazine that plays a vital role in gastronomy, wine culture and tourism, was founded in 1976 and has been choosing the best of the best in gastronomy for ten years now, based on professionals’ and readers’ reviews. Chefs, restaurant managers, sommeliers, writers, restaurants, hotels, businesses and products are competing every year to win at the award ceremony, which will be held in 2021 in Madrid’s Salón Gourmet, one of Europe’s most important markets and exhibitions of foods and drinks.
Hvg.hu interviewed him asking about his book that presents 50 women whose lives are somehow, in different ways connected to wine in a South-European country where the industry itself is considered overly masculine. He said
“This has been the best news in 2020. I was surprised that my work was appreciated outside of Catalunya as well, and that I contributed to the Spanish wine culture.”
His mission is to make people understand that wine is a branch of culture; it always needs to be consumed responsibly and joyfully.
He talked about his year, how the pandemic influenced wine tourism, and how he had the time to work on a new project related to his book.
His plan for the next year, apart from publishing another work on wine-vinegar, is to make a documentary out of his award-winning book.
Before he can do all these, he will spend the holidays with a friend in Barcelona, eating great food and tasting fine wines while watching movies. He hopes that soon we can travel freely again and that he can return to Fiesta de vino, a Spanish wine festival organised in Budapest every September.
If you want to sparkle up these holidays, we recommend you the golden prize winner Hungarian sparkling wine.