Jérôme Hainz of BottleStops specialises in boutique wine tours and wine tasting in the Rheinhessen and Rheingau regions.
Although Jérôme was brought up in the heart of Germany’s wine-growing area, he discovered his passion for wine a long way from home. While living in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, he started importing wines because he wanted to share some of his culture with the locals. Jerome also travelled to a number of wine regions in New Zealand, Australia and the USA before moving back to Europe. He soon realised that there was not much around for wine-loving travellers to be able to discover German wines. So, he decided to make Germany’s wine regions more accessible for international visitors and give German wine the status it deserves.
Christie Dietz is a freelance food and travel writer originally from London, England, who moved Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2010. Discovering – much to her surprise – that there was far more to German food than pork and potatoes, she created A Sausage Has Two, Germany’s only English-language website focusing on regional, seasonal German cuisine and culinary travel. Christie has also written on these topics for publications including The Guardian, Fodor’s, Time Out, EATEN, and National Geographic Traveller Food UK.