Pushing his limits, exploring new businesses and never stopping learning has characterised his entire life. That’s why Thomas went for Master of Wine. As John F. Kennedy put it in his famous speech: Why fly to the moon? Not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. By the way, fewer people have achieved the Master of Wine title than have gone into space.

"...Masters of Wine (MW) hold the most respected title in the world of wine. MWs have proved their understanding of all aspects of wine by passing the Master of Wine (MW) examination, recognised worldwide for its rigour and high standards. In addition to passing the examination, MWs are required to sign the code of conduct before they are entitled to use the initials MW. The code of conduct requires MWs to act with honesty and integrity and to use every opportunity to share their understanding of wine with others. There are 409 Masters of Wine today, working in 30 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators."
Source: Institute Masters of Wine
"...Masters of Wine (MW) hold the most respected title in the world of wine. MWs have proved their understanding of all aspects of wine by passing the Master of Wine (MW) examination, recognised worldwide for its rigour and high standards. In addition to passing the examination, MWs are required to sign the code of conduct before they are entitled to use the initials MW. The code of conduct requires MWs to act with honesty and integrity and to use every opportunity to share their understanding of wine with others. There are 389 Masters of Wine today, working in 30 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators."
Source: Institute Masters of Wine
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After graduating in communications, politics and economics from the University of Mainz, Thomas moved into the media business. He started his career as a journalist and reporter at Germany’s first TV news channel in 1993, because he loves powerful story-telling and visualising exciting ideas.
The joy of exploring new businesses, strategic thinking, inspiring teams and managing complex projects has also become an essential part of his life. In 1998, Thomas moved into the automotive industry. Since then, he has held various senior management positions in PR as well as live, digital and strategic communications for a premium car and truck manufacturer. 
Thomas has driven excellence and creativity in all businesses – large and small, with his movie and live communication projects winning various prestigious awards. In 2015, for example, his team achieved a “Guinness Book World Record” by transforming the famous Hoover Dam into a giant cinema for the premiere of a new truck in the US.

Striving for the extraordinary has also characterised his career in wine. In 2019, Thomas became a Master of Wine (MW), the most respected title in the wine world. He is one of just 409 MWs based in 30 countries – nine of which are in Germany (as of January 2020). Thomas was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Institute Masters of Wine thanks to the best overall results of his vintage.

Thomas´ Accolades 2010-2020
Outstanding Achievement Award, Institute of Masters of Wine *** Scholarship for Languedoc-Roussillon, French Wine Society *** Reh-Kendermann Bursary, Institute of Masters of Wine *** AXA Millesimes Scholarship, Institute of Masters of Wine *** Best European Student WSET-Diploma in Wine and Spirits *** Top Student Award, Wine Academy Austria *** Esterházy-Award for Best Results in the Wine-Business *** WSET-Scholarship, Wine Australia.

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