Meet The Ardent my*somm Founder

my*somm is led by an accredited sommelier with a true ardor for the culture of wine. Meet Dan del Gesso (a.k.a. Finkus Bripp GC), a connoisseur with an exceptional blend of expertise and experience.

A Fusion of Wine & Design Mastery

With 15 years of experience as an accredited sommelier (since 2008 – Level 3 A.I.S.) and years of international wine travel, Finkus brings a profound depth of knowledge and understanding to the world of wine. But that’s not all. Finkus is also a seasoned multimedia designer with over 20 years of web experience, seamlessly blending the realms of wine and design to create captivating experiences for clients.

Rooted in Tradition

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Finkus carries a rich heritage of Italian winemaking. With a family that has been cultivating grapes and producing its own wine for over 100 years in Italy, the art of winemaking runs through Finkus’ veins. His deep-rooted connection to the vineyards has fostered a profound appreciation for the craftsmanship and tradition behind every bottle.

A Journey to Munich

Since making Munich home in 1996, Finkus has become an integral part of the local & European wine scene. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant culture and the region’s love for exceptional wines, Finkus embarked on a mission to share his passion and expertise with wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

Unleashing Creativity and Expertise

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Finkus founded a wine startup, bringing his own unique wine collections to the market and twist on viewing the world of wine. With an eye for detail and a discerning palate, Finkus has also served as a judge in international wine competitions, organised a variety of memorable wine themed events, and guided numerous amounts of wine workshops for discerning wine enthusiasts and corporate clients alike.

From Boutique Winemakers to National Distributors

Finkus has had the privilege of working as a creative consultant (brand strategy & design, website and video production, content development, social media marketing and E-Commerce) with a diverse range of international clients in the wine industry. From boutique winemakers with a passion for crafting small-batch wines to large national wine distributors, Finkus has collaborated on projects that elevate brands and tell compelling stories through the language of wine.

A Multilingual Maestro

Fluency in four languages—English, German, French, and Italian—allows Finkus to communicate effortlessly with clients from around the globe. This linguistic dexterity ensures a seamless experience for international clientele.

Join Finkus on a Wine Journey

Indulge in the expertise and ardor of Finkus Bripp as you embark on your own wine appreciation journey. From memorable corporate events and workshops to personalised wine collections and design-driven experiences, Finkus is here to guide you through the enchanting world of wine.

Contact Finkus today: 089.32 88 22 11 or via the contact form.

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