Wine expert Hans-Jürgen Podzun

CEO Chamber of Industry and Commerce Koblenz 1993 – 2011
Founder and President German Wine- and Sommelier School 1995 - 2011

Koblenz              Berlin              Hamburg              München



1986 world champion of wine enthusiasts (amateur)
since 2001 Winejournalist for Gault Millau Wineguide Germany
since 1995 Auctioneer of VDP wines (Germany best wineproducers)
1996-2007 Organizer "Wein im Schloss" (Wine in Castle) show with 2000 Visitors
since 2002 Masterjury "Best of Riesling International"
2010 Member of Jury Sommelier World Cup South Africa and numerous other juries

since 2011


independent Journalist for Wine and Tourism

certified and appointed Expert for wine testing; chamber of agriculture




Wine study excursions:
Argentina, Australia, Chile, Uruquai, South Africa, New Zealand, California 2014
Austria, Bulgaria, Piemont, Toscana, Abruzzo
Switzerland , Südtirol, Portugal, Macedonia, Lanzarote



Order of merit (with band) oft the Federal Republic of Germany 2000
Silver Eagle from VDP 1990
Golden pruning knife award 2003
Honorary member of wine producers association Winningen / Mosel 2000
Special Award Pro Riesling 2003
Special Award -German wine critics award – from winejournalist Association 2006



For almost 40 years I am working with wine. As a long-time editor for the Gault Millau Wine Guide, auctioneer of the VDP Nahe-Ahr and founder and president of the German Wine and Sommelier School I know the wines of the world.

Full moon in the plant world? The Internet is full of them. When is sown, when is it harvested etc.

A full moon wine? Yes there are a few wineries worldwide who have already tried it. In Switzerland, it took five years until the conditions were right.

But there has never been a RIESLING Vollmondwein from a top winemaker. A world premiere is also an exciting thing for me.

At the end the quality and the enjoyment in the glass is most important ,  combined with the knowledge of having a world rarity.

I am sure that this full moon wine will make straight in the Asian market lot of attention, although some wineries probably laugh at this more. Success comes  then all Riesling producers to export to Good.