Ing. Edita Ďurčová DipWSET & WA

  • Graduated at Slovak Technical University, Bratislava – Faculty of Chemical & Food Technology, Dpt. Of Biochemical Technology (beer, wine, ethanol & biomass production & technology), graduated as engineer (“Ing”/ i.e. “Dipl.Ing.”)
  • Diploma in Wines and Spirits WSET, Level 4 (WSET London) at Austrian Wine Academy, Rust, Austria, Bursary of the AWMB (Wein Burgenland), graduated as DipWSET
  • Thesis on Grape Variety as a part of Terroir with a case study focused on Slovakian grape varieties – Austrian Wine Academy, Rust, Austria, graduated as WA (Weinakademiker)
  • Partner and commercial director of VINALMA, s.r.o., focused on import and distribution of fine wines and promotion and export of Slovakian wines, oenology and sommelier consulting
  • Creator and promoter of Editio Vinifera – a private brand of small batches of fine Slovakian wines made with top producers
  • Author of the Wine Dictionary (Slovak-Czech-French-German-English Dictionary with Terms Explanations in Slovak, EVIRS©, Impalex 2010; re-edition with Terms Explanation in Slovak and German, MOS Modra © & PMP Bratislava 2018)
  • Ambassador and jury member of many prestigious national and international wine competitions (e.g. Vinalies Internationales Paris, Mondial du Rosé Cannes, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Les Citadelles du Vin Bordeaux), panel president (Bacchus IWC Madrid, Premios Zarcillo IWC Burgos, Mondial des Pinots Sierre, Les Grands Concours des Vins du Monde Strasbourg, Sélections des Vins Canada Québec, Prague Wine Trophy, The Winemaker of the Year of the Czech Republic, Vino y Mujer and Premios Zarzillo Spain, ), director & chief oenologist of the Vino SAV (Wine of the Slovak Academy of Sciences wine selection)
  • International presenter, promoter & ambassador of Slovakian wines (focused on traditional Central European and original Slovakian grape varieties, classic styles and new trends, low intervention, artisan, rosé, orange wines)
  • Jury des Prix de l’OIV – lecturer and expert commissioner – delegate of the OIV at different wine competitions under the OIV auspices (e.g. Premios Zarcillo)
  • Lecturer at Slovakian Wine Academy Pezinok
  • Language skills: Slovak (native speaker), Czech, English, Spanish, French, German, Polish (advanced), Russian (intermediate)


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