For more than 30 years, Ronn Wiegand has sourced and tasted the world8217;s best wines. He was the first person in the world to hold the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier wine titles. He has been living in Tokaj for the past four years. “Tokaj, and Hungary, in relation to the sophistication of its cuisine and its restaurants, is about where the USA was in the 1970s. Things are moving the right direction, however slowly (for an American living in Tokaj) but relatively quickly for Hungary and Tokaj.” The emerging trend in Tokaji region is classic method sparkling wines which Wiegand says are extremely good yet 5 to 10 years away from export to the U.S.
Ronn Wiegand “lived in Napa Valley for 30 years, and witnessed, firsthand what happened there… It took some time, but the awareness of good food and top restaurants finally happened, in large part because northern California is one of theRonn Wiegand MW MS Tells The Story of How He Became a Resident of Tokaji - Ronn Wiegand M.W. M.S.