Following an education as banker and a long-time occupation as broker on the floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, I decided to turn my hobby into my profession. “Starting afresh means starting from the bottom!” was always my conviction. Consequently, I started my “retraining” as trainee during harvest 2002 at the then winery “Heyl zu Herrnsheim” in Nierstein am Rhein until I obtained the title of “State Certified Technician – Subject Area Vini- and Viticulture” in 2006 at the “Agricultural Polytechnic Highschool” in Bad Kreuznach. After pursuing the opportunity to work as a sales representative for a small Negociant in Bordeaux for a year, the further development led me to become an independent consultant, columnist and webhoster for the wine industry. Next to all office work and the implementation of interfaces between front- and backend, I have increasingly concentrated on marketing tasks. Since May 2018 this also includes guided tours, presentations and wine tastings as Ambassador for Culture and Wine of the Rheingau in german and english.