Date an MW: 2015
Based in: Germany
Konstantin Baum is a wine merchant and consultant with extensive international experience, having lived and worked in six countries. He runs meinelese, his online wine business in Germany and consults wineries, restaurants and wine merchants.
Konstantin got into the hospitality industry after school, determined to become the general manager of a hotel one day. Soon he fell in love with wine rather than hotel management and moved to Dublin to work as Sommelier at a two star Michelin restaurant. Interested in learning more about the business side of wine he decided to study wine business at the University of Geisenheim, but first he went to New Zealand to get his hands dirty during the harvest. After finishing his studies, he moved to the real wine capital of the world, London, to work as Business Development Manager at the fine wine exchange Liv-ex and to embark on the Master of Wine journey. Since 2014 he lives in beautiful Baden-Baden in Germany.