About me

As professional expert on wine I offer various services like expertises and consultancy in various fields.

Working philosophy

Almost thirty years of professional experience in the world of international top wines generated extensive knowledge and routined experience.

Independance and integrity are absolutely indispensable conditions for my work as official expert. My expertises are plain and easily comprehensible.


Working premises

On wine-tours during several months per year I work out all background informations on issues on wine. On spot I cooperate with the leading enologists, agronomists and the winery owners. That is fundamental for the knowlegde on wine growing and wine cellars as well as quality aspects on wine. It is even more important for understanding pricing and margins within the wine business.

Beside my word as wine expert I am also consulting a number of well known wine producers on agronomical and enological questions. Furthermore I support leading wine dealers and importers in various countries in creating a top range of wines and in purchasing.

A rich treasure of experience. Every year I visit more than 200 wineries on spot. Every year I taste more than 2000 great wines and a huge number of other wines.


Little curriculum vitae

Born in Cologne in 1965. After many stays in foreign countries, such as France, Italy and America working independantly as wine critic and wine taster since 1989. Member of the association of specialized journalists of Germany (DFJV). As one of the most knowledgeable and international experienced wine specialists also working as wine expert for tribunals and insurance since 2007. Internationally active and specialised in top wines from the best regions and producers.

Dissemination of his rich experience and his profund knowledge since years in Germany as well as in other countries by doing wine classes and seminars for wine makers, for sommeliers and also for lovers of wine. Consultancy of top wine producers from various regions on quality and blending. This work focus on enological as well as on agronomical aspects.