Wine is my topic!
Following on my stations as head sommelière in various top-class restaurants in Germany and Spain I set up my own business in 2011. Naturally I have remained faithful to my great passion - wine. Today I work as a consultant and educator both in Germany and internationally.
As a wine journalist, I contribute regularly to German and Dutch magazines, and I have my own wine column in the daily newspapers of the DuMont publishing house in Germany.
I regularly carry out workshops for the German Wine Institute on the many facettes of German wine.
Successfully completed the continuing education course as a CCI-certified specialist wine adviser / Koblenz/Germany
Michelin Guide 3 stars
This was my first experience featuring the responsibility of a head sommelière – and that in the wonderful restaurant, featuring the creative cuisine of Christian Bau.
Michelin Guide 1 star
The Brandenburger Hof was famous for its unmistakable wine list. This consisted of 1000 items – all of them German wines. The list reflected no less than 400 different Riesling wines from different vineyard sites and vintages. Here I had an opportunity to really delve deeply into the wide spectrum of German wine.
Completed the WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits / Geisenheim/Germany
5 star luxury hotel with various gourmet restaurants
I spent a really carefree time on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca. The St. Regis Mardavall has several high-class restaurants, enabling me to gain international experience. At the same time I was able to familiarize myself with Spanish wines.
I spent several really important months in the cellars and vineyards of Tuscany. I used the time to travel to practically every corner of Tuscany, and to study the different styles of wine.
Michelin Guide 3 stars / Gault & Millau guide 19.5 points
It was both a pleasure and an honour to work together with star chef Joachim Wissler in one of the best restaurants in Germany. It was a fantastic experience, and a great education to manage the extensive wine list with the great classics of the world of wine, and to care for them in the cellar.
I was fortunate to be able to assist during the harvest at the famous Schloss Johannisberg estate in the Rheingau region as an intern. I am particularly grateful to the experienced cellar master Gerd Ritter, who taught me a great deal about viticulture and cellar technology. He played a major part in the fact that I successfully completed my theory examination for the Master of Wine certification.
Since 2015 I have been a Master of Wine, one of currently 340 worldwide.
Have you ever wanted to be initiated into the secrets of Bordeaux, into the world of sparkling wines or would you like to know more about German Riesling? There is no end to the number of interesting topics I can discuss both informatively and amusingly. Are you a wine producer or wine merchant, and would you like me to present your wines?
Whether you are looking for an exclusive evening event or a series of seminars, I will be happy to organize your individual wine events.
I work as a lecturer at the International Wine Institute in Bad Neuenahr in Germany, where among other duties I help prepare prospective sommeliers for the CCI certification. I lecture in English in both Sweden and the Netherlands within the framework of the internationally renowned WSET system. Do you work with wine in the on- or off-trade, and would like to invest in the qualifications of your employees? I would be happy to propose an individually custom-tailored training concept to you.
I create individual wine ranges for the on- and off-trade. Not only do I select the wines, I also ensure your wine buying is optimized, I write up meaningful wine specification sheets, train your staff and perform wine presentations for your customers.
I have a particular interest in organic viticulture and agriculture. Do you require consulting on how to find your way around all the different rules, regulations and certifications? Please contact me.
After many years working as a sommelier in top-class restaurants, the topic of food and wine pairing is one of my special fields of interest. I would be happy to advise on this topic.
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