The idea for Riesling Swag was born in 2016 shortly after Rieslingfeier in New York City. We thought: »Wouldn’t this work in Germany, too?« and started to work. We are Stephan Bauer, Marc Herold and Christoph Raffelt.
Christoph has been running the Blog Originalverkorkt.de for ten years. For a long time he worked as a graphic designer prior to starting to work as an copy writer at Hanseatisches Wein & Sekt Kontor for four years. In 2016 Christoph started his own venture named Büro für Wein & Kommunikation and has been working since then for various wine merchants, agencies and publications.
Marc is a chemist. But one who is deeply interested in wine. He is a frequent author at the blog Weinkaiser.de and is one of most important connaisseurs of aged Riesling from the Rheingau and the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer.
Stephan also does not work in the wine business, but is a lawyer. In his free time he writes for Originalverkorkt.de and sometimes other wine blogs and magazines. His interests are mainly German Riesling and the wines of France.