Expertise in German, English, and Italian

"The most important thing in wine is personal experience." Of this, Steffen Maus is convinced. The diversity of the wine world becomes tangible through his seminars and commentated comparative tastings for off and on-trade, vintner associations, wine enthusiasts and beginners.

The content and format can be tailored to fit your group's needs and goals. This includes defining the theme of the tasting, the number of wines, the venue and accompanying food. Steffen Maus will speak to you in detail; his competence and vast experience allow him to help you find the perfect solution. Your customized wine event, with your specialized theme and selected framework, is well-structured yet remains flexible with the ability to answer questions in depth and adjust to special needs and wishes. "The goal is to achieve a balance between information, hands-on experience and entertainment in order to transfer knowledge and know-how. The focus can lean in one direction or the other according to the needs and goals of the group."

Examples of Seminar topics:

  • Sangiovese, the way I love it! - The beguiling fragrance of violets in Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico
  • For all Bordeaux lovers - What does Bolgheri have to offer? Sassicaia or Ornellaia? Not just a question of style...
  • Compare and contrast Barolo and Brunello - Here, a broad spectrum of current and mature vintages is offered in this seminar.
  • Southern Italy - How great can Nero d'Avola, Negroamaro or Aglianico be? Which is the "Barolo of the South"?
  • Riesling x three - not just for Riesling fans - What makes a Mosel Riesling extraordinary? How does a Riesling from the Pfalz differ? And why the third King is the Rheingau...
  • Full-flavoured with moderate acidity - The Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris of Rheinhessen and Baden have much to offer!
  • Legends and rising stars of the Pinot family - Pinot from Baden and the Pfalz are world class - the blind comparative tasting with wines from Burgundy sheds light on this wine family.

References (till 2014)

Consortium Chianti Classico, Tuscany - Seminars for restaurants in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, and Frankfurt

Region Friuli, Italy - Theme seminar during the Prowein in Düsseldorf for wine merchants and sommeliers

Region Piedmont, Italy - Theme seminar during the Prowein in Düsseldorf for wine merchants and sommeliers

Region Alto Adige, Italy - Seminars for hospitality schools and colleges

Department of Agriculture in Rome, Italy - Commentated wine tasting and participation in a panel discussion during the VinItaly wine fair in Verona

Campus Geisenheim GmbH - Ongoing seminars for beginner wine enthusiasts and others

VDP Verband der Prädikatsweingüter - Presentation for the on and off-trade at the Prowein in Düsseldorf

DWI, Deutsches Weininstitut - Wines of Germany seminars in Canada (Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver)

Rolls Royce, Oberursel - Wine seminar Rheinhessen for the international representatives of Rolls Royce

Wine to follow

Etna Rosso - wines from vulcanic soils from the northern part of the vulcano Etna between the towns of Randazzo and Linguaglossa at 600 to 1000 meters above sea level. It's a fascinating part of Italian viticulture in an area that had more than 50000 acres of vineyards at the end of the 19th century. Today, there are less than 8000 acres left of the particular grape variety Nerello Mascalese. Watch out for vineyards like I Vigneri, Pasciopiscaro, Graci, Tenuta di Fessina oder Girolamo Russo! The vintage 2008 is the vintage of the decade and worth getting your hands on even for prices at Brunello and Barolo level!

Steffen Maus parla del Suo libro Italiens Weinwelten

Prowein March 2011

For those who understand Italian and like to know more about Aglianico del Vulture

Intervista Maus al Prowein 2010


You tube - Have fun drinking wine in moderation! Thought I might share this with you.

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