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4th Badischer Landweinmarkt (country wine market) in Efringen-Kirchen, Germany,
museum "Alte Schule" (old school museum) - masterclass


Markus Del Monego was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1966 and grew up in the south of the German state Baden. After graduating from high school, he began training as a hotel specialist in the "Dorint Kurhotel Bad Brückenau". Afterwards a sommelier internship in the hotel “Vier Jahreszeiten” in Hamburg. The other stations were for example the "Park Hotel Bremen" and the "Savoy" in London.

In 1998 he became the first German "world champion of sommeliers" in Vienna and in 2003 in London he passed the most demanding international exam in the wine sector and received the coveted Master of Wine title, which is comparable to an academic title. Markus Del Monego is the first in the history of these competitions to succeed in winning both titles. Just a few months later, he was appointed Japan's Master of Sake - Kiki Sakeshi'm and in 2008 a sworn expert for wine evaluation (IHK, Essen). He is Ambassadeur de l’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, Ambasciatore dell’Accademia del Barolo, Sake Samurai…. he is also a columnist and author of several books.

His Essen-based consulting company tasteTainment GmbH advises retail and commercial companies, wine producers and wineries as well as private customers on the subject of "Wine and enjoyment". He is also the wine advisor to Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Markus Del Monego has successfully made his hobby into a profession.


for more information: www.tastetainment.de


The admission fee is 40,00 Euros/ person for the Masterclass, this includes the entry fee to the country wine market.

The wine glass deposit of 20,00 Euros is to be paid in cash at the entry and will be reimbursed upon return of wine glass.

The Masterclass is offered in German, English and French.

3 themes are available:

14.30 (2.30 pm): Classic grape varieties
16.00 (4.00 pm): Family celebrations
17.30 (5.30 pm): Pinot Noir cultivation and stylistic

Since there is a limited number of participants (seats) we ask for a direct payment for the admission fee of 40,00 Euros when registering:

IBAN DE46 6835 1865 0108 6479 00
BIC SOLADES1MGL (Sparkasse Markgräflerland Weil am Rhein)
Account Name: Gutsriesling GbR

The participants registration will be taken in order of bank transfers. A confirmation will be sent with all details, including time and place, once payment is received. We look forward to your registration. Thank you