The German wine journalist, author, copywriter and taster ( wine critic ) Carsten M. Stammen (* 1971) lives near Frankfurt am Main. The main topics are wines from Germany. France and Austria and the hospitality and service industries. After completing his training as a restaurant specialist at the Hotel Schloss Hugenpoet in Essen-Kettwig, he studied tourism management at the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences and completed a traineeship at the Vienna Hilton Hotel in Wien,
He wrote his diploma thesis on "Intra-organizational Conflicts in the Hotel Industry and Gastronomy". Stammen worked for more than ten years in the areas of communication, training and event management. The stations included two marketing and PR agencies, a trade association and an international conference and seminar organizer. He trained as a part-time in courses and study trips in wine study and sensors In 2005 he became juror at specialist tastings, first at the Busche-Verlag, later at the magazine "Selection".
For several years he was editorial manager and taster of the European wine network Wein-Plus where he wrote for the wine guide and the online magazine. Since 2012, regular print columns on wine and spirits have been published. In the spring of 2015, the book "Wine Entrepreneurs - The Makers of the Wine Industry" was published with the publisher Alexander Schreck; In 2016, the book "So boil young winemakers" came out, a joint venture with Alexander Schreck and Armin Dörr. Also on Schreck's book "Wine Marketing" Stammen had already worked editorially. On his website www.vinolog.de , which was launched in 2009, he writes about general and current wine topics in the "VinoBlog", often under linguistic or linguistic aspects. He is currently responsible for wine tasting and description at the Internet wine shop Vicampo. He is also active as a lecturer, seminar instructor and wine tasting presenter.