My name is Timothy Magnus (just Tim to my friends) and my story begins faraway in Sydney, Australia. Growing up in this fascinating city, I fell in love with wine from an early age and spent 7 wonderful years working in the New South Wales wine region Hunter Valley.
When I felt it was time for me to discover new wine regions and when I was ready for a long journey, I moved to Switzerland in 2007. During this period, I realized that I wanted to challenge myself further by fully immersing myself in the world of wine and I obtained my WSET Level 4 Diploma in 2012. Having completed my research thesis, which received the “Swiss Wine Award”, I gained the Weinakademiker title.
What had started as a hobby and an occasional bottle of Puligny-Montrachet with my father, had turned into heartening achievements and new ways of seeing and enjoying life. Today, having been in the wine industry for over 14 years, I take great pleasure in teaching different levels of WSET wine courses as well as my own Burgundy workshops. I also offer consulting services to business owners in Gastro channels.
Throughout this long journey, Burgundy inexorably became my favourite region and my greatest passion. This enthusiasm was put to the test in 2018 by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne and rewarded with the title “Bourgogne Wine Ambassador” – the only one in Switzerland. In 2018 I began to import Burgundy wines to Switzerland covering a broad range of appellations at all price points and all offering great value. My latest venture is working with the prestigious Wine Scholar Guild in developing the new Bourgogne Master Level Intensive program – an immersive one-week study program based in Burgundy.
My greatest aspiration for this venture, however, is to make your life a little more delicious with a glass of Burgundy wine.
Let’s raise a glass.