Approx. 7 min read Intro Teaming up with Wine Source UK to discover and explain the concept of Grower Champagne. In June 2020, I did an IG video about ‘My buying guide to Champagne and Sparkling Wine’. If you want to watch this one click here. But if you feel for treating yourself or others:…Keep reading
From the beautiful wine region of Wachau, Austria, I fell in love with wine since a young age and embarked on my sommelier journey over 15 years ago with enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, passion and dedication. My approach to wine has always been and will always be in a positive nature. With great pride and humbleness, it has also brought me the title of Master Sommelier in 2017.
Wine has enabled me to create memories and craft memorable experiences, whether it is in restaurants, at vineyards, through tastings, webinars, trainings, wine competitions or coaching sessions. They are not only fulfilling, but also the very reason why I cherish and love hospitality so much as they bring people together.
Knowledge sharing, mentoring and creating exciting online content in a unique, engaging and creative way is the road I am currently travelling on and let me tell you… I very much enjoy the ride.
Director of Wine
Joined in 2013 as Assistant Head Sommelier and promoted to Director of Wine in 2018
Became one of the 239 Master Sommeliers in the world in 2017
Sommelier Collective, January 2021
Harper’s Magazine, Sept 2020
The Buyer, April 2020
Having known Stefan over many years and seeing him increase in knowledge, authority and confidence throughout his journey to become a Master Sommelier, it was a great pleasure to see him finally reach his goal. Now he is a respected examiner and lecturer within the Court of Master Sommeliers and supports and mentors those now on their path. He is a great ambassador for the profession of Sommelier and an inspiration to those who meet him.
Lebanon – A (wine) country rich in history and steeped in tradition yet the diversity is displayed beautifully by its wines. The strong French influence reflects in the grape variety plantings and the Phoeninacs civilization is deeply rooted in the desire of the winemakers to explore, discover and most importantly delight.Keep reading