Rakhshan Zhouleh

Wine is my passion

Rakhshan Zhouleh left Persia, where he was a professional soccer player, and moved to Germany in 1985. After receiving his training as a specialist in the restaurant trade at the Hotel Intercontinental Dom in Cologne, where his ardour for wines was awakened, he completed a one-year traineeship with Franz Keller at the wine-growing estate “Schwarzer Adler” and an internship as sommelier at the “Chamber of Industry and Commerce” in Koblenz. The restaurant “Francais” at the Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurter Hof in Frankfurt/Main was another stepping-stone in his career, as well as “Ente von Lehel” at the Hotel Nassauer Hof in Wiesbaden, and the famous “Haerlin” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hamburg. The restaurants “Margaux” in Berlin, “Elblounge” in Hamburg, “Parkhotel” in Bremen, as well as the restaurant “Vitrum” at the Hotel Ritz-Carlton in Berlin and the restaurant “Tantris” in Munich served as further milestones.


Rakhshan Zhouleh has received several awards. He has been awarded as Sommelier of the Year three times (Meier Publishers 2001, Gault Millau 2002, Berlin-Brandenburg 2008). Further, he has taken part in numerous national and international wine summits.


Thanks to his profound knowledge and experience in first-class cuisine, he is a renowned advisor to national as well as international gastronomes and hoteliers. Furthermore he appears as a moderator in exquisite circles of wine enthusiasts and accompanies selected voyages.

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