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Romana Echensperger MW

Romana Echensperger MW

Became an MW 2015

Based in Germany

Languages English, German


Romana Echensperger has worked for 12 years as a sommelier in high-end restaurants in Germany and Spain. In 2005, she was elected 'Best Sommelier of Berlin', working from a wine list of 1,000 German wines. From 2007 to 2010, she was head sommelier at the three-star restaurant Vendôme near Cologne, which was selected 'Best Restaurant of Germany'. Since 2011 she works as a wine educator and consultant on an international level. In particular, she appears as ambassador for German Wines for the German Wine Institute. She also works as an independent wine journalist and has her own wine column.

Primary area(s) of work: Communication

Industry sector(s): Author, Buying, Educator, Journalism, Marketing, On trade, PR

Wine styles: Sekt

Wine region expertise: Baden, Burgundy, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lombardy, Mosel, New Zealand, Pfalz, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Tuscany

Market expertise: Asia, Germany, Russia, Scandinavia

Specialisms: Biodynamics, Organic viticulture, Production of sparkling wines, Food and wine pairing, HORECA, Marketing wine, Restaurant wines