Wine & Me

Joachim A. J. Kaiser

My view on wine and consumption:

Comments, suggestions, discussions, supplements and corrections are highly appreciated.

How I fell into love with wine:

  • born 1953: I don’t know whether siring me wine was involved but I’m sure it was baptizing me
  • 1956: I enjoyed dipping my finger into my grandparent’s glasses of sweet wine
  • 1973: I was electrified by a bottle of 1971er Iphofener Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner which made me dive deeper into wine
  • 1974 – 1982: Studying biology, graduation Diplom-Biologe (hydrobiology, biochemistry)
  • 1982 – 1985: Departemnt head of a chemical laboratory – environmental samples, commodities, food including wine
  • since 1993: Approved consultant for German Wine Anerkannter Berater für Deutschen Wein
  • 1985 – 1998: Manager of an environmental institute – analysis of environmental samples, consultancy, expert assessments, including soils and wine
  • 1998 – 2002: Freelance expert and consultant for EHS – Environment, Health & Safety (Europe, Brasil, China), freelance wine consultant
  • 2002 – 2015: SAP consultant for Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, freelance wine consultant and author
  • since 2015: Chevalier de la Confrérie des Entonneurs Rabelaisiens Chinon
  • since 2015: VINOSITAS Journalism & Photography
  • since 2016: Member of Deutscher Journalisten-Verband- DJV, membership number 02-1-012737

Enjoy wine:

Wine is a luxury product. I prefer half a glass of an excellent wine to two glasses of a mediocre wine.
An outstanding wine is an ephemeral piece of art, a perfect amalgam of nature, technology, craft and art. Intuitition and science, man and cosmos condensed in a bottle.