I’ve been intrigued by wine ever since I had my first conscious sip at age 8, when I downed a glass of my dad’s favorite sweet wine in my hometown…it was love at first sight (you can read more about that here).
I was born and raised in Rheinhessen, the biggest German wine region, in a village called Nackenheim, just south of Mainz. During legal studies and work at the University of Trier, I was able to dive into the wine culture of the Mosel region with its exceptional Rieslings. I got hooked. I fell in love with my Alaskan wife in Botswana when she commented that she loves German off-dry Rieslings. With friends, I have been tasting and talking about wine for many years, and now I want to take that conversation further with this blog.
The blog name does not want to imply that I “get” wine. I am a total amateur. It refers to my last name, and that many people, German or not, have huge problems with pronouncing or remembering it. One of the funnier versions is “Winegetter”, and I adopted it for this blog.
While this blog does have one focus on Rieslings from Germany, I plan to share my thoughts on wines from all over the place, pretty much whatever I can lay my hands on. Naturally, Michigan wine will have a place as well. But most of all, I hope to get a conversation going with my readers. So, please, let me know what you think!!
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And finally, since I like to put a face to names, I attached a slideshow of a couple of topic-related photos of me…