“Vinum Academiae at Universitatis” This round label will be put on the bottles containing the winner wines of the 2015 jubilee wine competition of the SZTE and SZAB. On the first day of the contest, 19 wines were tasted by the 15 member board.
“Blind tasting” gives result
“The first day of the wine tasting was very pleasant” – said Gábor Tóth president of the SZTE and SZAB wine tasting board. The head of the Department of Medical Chemistry in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Szeged is an experienced wine taster. He knows very well the decade long history of the SZTE wine competition, just as well as the stages of wine evaluation that celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.
The bottle containing the competing wine appears in front of the wine judges in a textile bag with a number on its neck. The aroma and the colour of the out poured drink give the first impressions. The pleasure caused by the wine is scored in a “blind testing” method. Only the best drinks get into the second round where they are “retasted” and meanwhile the winner is chosen.- we learned from Gábor Tóth.
19 white and 22 red ones
On the first day of the university and academy wine contest 19 white wines and on the second day 22 red wines are poured into the glasses. Both in the “event” and “premium” category the best types of wine are selected. It is a university tradition that they do not only choose the common wine of the SZTE and the SZAB. Some of the university faculties popularize wine culture by selecting their own wine in 2015 as well.
Alumnus who considers gastronomy important as well
The outstanding representative of the University of Szeged alumni movement, Ákos Gellért, who is the manager of companies, among others the Naturtext Ltd. with advanced oenology certificate became the knowledgeable judge of the wine tasting procedure choosing the “wine of the scientists”.
“The pleasant feeling of wine consumption and the civilized way of alcohol consumption is closely related to socializing and gastronomy. Wine is an intellectual drink that goes well with the the spirit represented by the university.” says Ákos Gellért. In his opinion wine makers also need the prestigious appreciation of SZTE and SZAB oenologists. Values of gastronomy are very important to the entrepreneur who deals with food that goes well with the different types of wine.
As an alumnus, Ákos Gellért willingly supports his alma mater. The pleasant memories of finishing Law School in Szeged and the knowledge gained here that resulted in his success as an entrepreneur inspired him to create a scholarship for the Economy students of the SZTE. At the same time he also supports the basketball league. Ákos Gellért would be delighted if the alumni movement strengthened in Hungary too because that would reflect the improvement of domestic economy.