I was born in 1969 in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, grew up in Düsseldorf and came to wine in 1994 during my doctoral studies through a laboratory colleague from Italy. Cooking and wine have remained my passion ever since. For me, wine is a pleasure with which I deal as a hedonist and connoisseur every day. As a scientist and chemist, I also follow with interest the research on the chemistry of wine – scientific knowledge and mystical wine experience are not mutually exclusive for me.
I lived and worked on three different continents. I used the experience to become intensively involved with foreign cuisines and the regional wines. I like to spend my vacations in wine regions in Germany, the rest of Europe and all over the world. Professionally, I work in a technology industry that has no connection to wine.
As a lover and connoisseur of aged wines, I deal intensively with many topics, especially the handling of awesome and sometimes very old wines. I write in irregular intervals for Weinkeller Schweiz so that I can share my knowledge