What could be finer than turning one’s hobby into a career? After 29 years in the financial sector, I transitioned to a genial, down-to-earth profession that provides me with tremendous joy and inner peace.
The role of host was business as usual during the last 20 years of my work as a banker, and so already part of my DNA. Nothing brings me more joy than sharing, discussing and even philosophising about wine with other enthusiasts over a fine bottle.
For 15 years, my wine motto was “Just for the love of it … and never for money,” which meant of course that the Manfred Krankl label was emblazoned proudly on our cellar doors. Yet it’s a motto that doesn’t quite fit the wine selling profession.
So, we’ve modified it slightly to “Wine with Passion.”
29 years as an asset manager, most recently with J.P. Morgan, and 22 years of private wine appreciation.