Gaspar Carman, Jury Member
All his life he has been working with wines and food. From an early age Gašper was working in family-owned restaurant called Danilo in Reteče. This was when he fell in love with wines. In 2004 he started his own business - selling wine. Gašper soon spread his business from a small garage business to a web wine shop and then moved to distributing wines to the B2C and B2B segments.
In 2013 he created his own wine label - Gašper Wines. When talking about his own wine brand Gašper Čarman says that he considers what wine shows us in the glass more important than the story itself. Wine drinker’s first impression is the one that can lay down a long-term friendship or just a brief meeting. And that was the main goal when creating Gašper Wines.
Chair of the Panel of Judges
Salvatore Castano, Chair of the Panel of Judges
Virginia Philip, Jury Member
Maximilian Wilm, Jury Member
Maximilian is Sommelier at Kinfelts Kitchen & Wine in HafenCity, Hamburg, not far from the Elbphilharmonie. The restaurant has a reputation for being able to eat well also for the 400 wines on its list, all of which Maximilian personally serves and tastes. “I want to save the guest from being disappointed,” says the man who has the cheapest bottle for 24 euro and the most expensive for 3000.