Meet Gyorgy Zsiga, Ops Director

Gyorgy Zsiga Ops Director Wine BuyerGyorgy Zsiga is the co-founder of Novel Wines, which he set-up alongside business partner Ben Franks in 2016. A long-time purveyor of quality Hungarian wines, Gyorgy had been importing some of the country's best wine-makers for a decade before expanding his wine selection through Novel Wines. Gyorgy has a wealth of experience in hospitality and works closely with our trade customers from hotels to fine-dining indie restaurants across the UK. Read a bit more about him here.

Hails from: Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

Favourite wine? There are so many fantastic winemakers to choose from and we're discovering something new every day. However, for its structure, minerality and overall quality one of my all-time favourites is the Szent Donat 'Magma' Kekfrankos from Lake Balaton.

Favourite food? Duck liver pate with some fresh bread - and a glass of wine, such as the racy and fresh Sabar Keknyelu Komagas

Best cheese and wine combo? It's got to be sweet Tokaji - the Tokajicum Aszu 6 Puttonyos is something very special - and Stilton. A marriage made in heaven!

Outside of work I like to… Cook, travel or spend time with my kids. I visit Hungary whenever I can; it's a place I can truly relax in.

What’s the next big thing? So much could happen but for Novel Wines we would love to open a wine bar. The best way to share our unique wines is by tasting them, enjoying them with food and socialising over a good bottle. Somewhere like Bristol would be perfect for such a project.

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