Stefan Sulzer: Wine is not my profession, wine is my passion


My name is Stefan Sulzer, I am 46 years old, live in Münster, Germany, and I am a teacher for Math and PE.

Wine is not my profession, wine is my passion. I love traveling to wine countries or wine regions to get in contact with the winemakers and learn about their philosophies and their wines.

For more than 20 years now I have dedicated most of my free time into learning about wine, tasting wine in endless blind tastings, visiting wine fairs and exchanging experiences with my wine friends.

For more than three years, I have written about those experiences on Instagram where I share tasting notes and detailed information about the wineries and winemakers.

My focus lies on German wines, though I love tasting from all over the world.

I strongly believe that Riesling is the best grape variety in the world and Germany offers the best conditions for growing it. The versatility is endless, dry or sweet, old or young, elegant or powerful, though Germany is not that big – 13 different wine regions offer different aromas. German Spatburgunder is different from the French style but becomes more and more popular each year and shows fantastic qualities too.

German sparkling wine is really catching up to champagne as well, the level of quality raises each year and it’s exciting to follow this trend, seeing young winemakers setting new trends and receiving well deserved attention.

Of course my journey continues, the best thing with wine is that you will never finish exploring it, it’s a lifelong experience connecting people all over the world.