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Tuesday 20 Feb 2018
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XpatLoop Interview: Rita Tóth AIWS, #Winelover Ambassador

XpatLoop Interview: Rita Tóth AIWS, #Winelover Ambassador

Rita Tóth AIWS, dedicated #winelover and #travellover, was born in Eger, Hungary where her family has a tradition in vinegrowing and winemaking. After gaining a BA in Business Administration she moved to Australia, where she started her career in the field of recruitment, but also drew inspiration from the vineyards of Barossa and Hunter Valleys to move towards the wine business.

This career change occurred in 2011, when she was an intern at a winery in Basilicata, in southern Italy. Rita has experience in importing wines and had been traveling extensively within Europe over the past years to visit wine regions and attend wine fairs (VinExpo,ProWein, Vinitaly, Grand Tasting Paris, LIWF, Buy Wine Tuscany).

Being a #winelover Ambassador she considers sharing her wine experience with the greater public as a mission. MoVIN

Hungary, the wine consulting agency was formed together with two of her classmates in order to to help promote Hungarian wines abroad and boost Hungarian wine tourism by targeting foreign visitors with premium services.

1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Eger, in the North-Eastern part of Hungary, a well-known wine region

2. If you could be an expat anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
I would change my location every year or every half year and travel around the world. :-)

3. What would you miss most if you moved away from Hungary?
Family, friends and the great wines :-)

4. Friends are in Budapest for a weekend - what must they absolutely see and do?
The top of Citadella and the view of the city from up there! sunset boat tours are also highly recommended, just like a visit to the Parliament. They must taste some of our excellent Hungarian wines.

5. What is your favourite food?
Probably duck leg made by my dad :-)

6. What is your favourite sport / form of exercise?
Yoga, spinning & diving

7. What is your favourite place in Hungary?

8. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?
Oceanographer :-)

9. What’s a job you would definitely never want?
Rubbish collector?

10. Where did you spend your last vacation?
Guilin, China

11. Where do you hope to spend your next one?
Hunan, China

12. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?
Band: East 17 :-)
Film: Pretty Woman
Hobby: gardening

13. Apart of temptation what can’t you resist?
Cuddling my cat

14. Red wine or white?
Whites from Tokaj, reds from Eger.

15. Book or movie?

16. Morning person or night person?
Night owl

17. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?

18. Buda or Pest side?
Adventures in Pest, view from Buda

19. Which achievement in your life are you most pleased about?
Having finished my WSET Diploma last year :-)

20. What would you say is your personal motto?
Life is an adventure, travel as much as you can and experience the beauty of different cultures.