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Meet the Wine Rep – Orshi Kiss from Blue Danube
December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pmFREE
FREE tasting of Central European Wines!
The Blue Danube Wine Company was founded in 2002 to import fine Central European wines to the U.S. market. The company focuses on wines from Austria and Hungary that are fairly rare in the U.S.
Before founding the company, Frank Dietrich and Zsuzsanna Molnar, a husband and wife team worked for many years as executives in American computer and networking companies with responsibilities for developing the Central/Eastern European market. Born in Europe, speaking the languages, and understanding the business customs have provided tremendous assets to bring the love and appreciation of these unique wines and the people who make them to a broader market.
ORSHI KISS- a former journalist for the largest Hungarian daily newspaper, moved to the States from her native Hungary in 2009. Marriage brought her to Seattle, where she discovered a passion for wine culture, and the drive to pursue higher wine education. She completed a winemaking and wine marketing certificate at the Northwest Wine Academy, and has achieved Level 3 of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust program. Orshi has been continually intrigued by the complexity of wine as an agricultural, technical, and cultural product landing her various positions in production, marketing and the tasting rooms of local wineries. Although she loves and appreciates wines from all over the world, Orshi finds it especially compelling to work with wines from Hungary and Central/Eastern Europe, which led her to Blue Danube Wine. She is ready to bring her skills, experiences, and knowledge to the Los Angeles and San Diego markets.