ABOUT WOTR TV
About Wine on the Rocks TV & Finkus Bripp
Finkus Bripp: Accredited Sommelier, Host & Producer of Wine on the Rocks TV
Finkus was born & raised in Canada, is of Italian heritage and has called Munich home for almost 20 years. He speaks four languages fluently (English, German, French and Italian) and has been passionate about wine as long as he can remember.
Wine has always been a part of Finkus’ life: his family’s been growing their own grapes in Abruzzo, Italy and making wine for personal consumption for over 100 years – they still do so today – and his father continued the tradition in Canada by making wine at home – in the garage. So Finkus’ dad – as many other Italians “away from home” – has been a Viticulteur Garagiste before the title was made popular by vintners such as Jean-Luc Thunevin of Chateau Valandraud… with the only real comparison being the garage, not the quality of the wine.
It was on the peak of Mont Ventoux back in 2006 that Finkus was enlightened and decided to become a “Creative Gourmet Consultant” as he called it. Becoming an accredited Sommelier (Associazione Italiana Sommeliers – A.I.S.) was the first step in achieving this goal. Not long after, he started painting his own ideal wine world by producing MTV style wine videos in late 2009: WINE ON THE ROCKS TV (www.wineontherocks.tv) was born.
FINKUS BRIPP visual communication
During the day, Finkus is a Freelance Creative Director (Multimedia Specialist, Designer & Videoograper – www.finkusbripp.com) and offers innovative concepts for tomorrow’s wine world… today!
THE WINE ON THE ROCKS ONLINE SHOP – DRINK DIFFERENT!
In addition to his client activities, Finkus realised his dream of becoming a Wine Merchant in November 2011 by launching the German WINE ON THE ROCKS SHOP (www.wineontherocks.com) catering to wine lovers of all ages and offering an eclectic mix of B-Side wines which you don’t find on every shelf or in every online shop.
THE WINE ON THE ROCKS FINKUS COLLECTION WINES
With the launch of the WOTR Shop, followed Finkus’ own line of wines, aptly named: The Wine on the Rocks Finkus Collection. The line currently consists of two series – Douro, Portugal and Kamptal, Austria – with a total of four wines which Finkus blends personally. With names like LOLITA, MILF and Missy & MRS GREENJEANS, and labels illustrated by some of today’s hottest urban artists, one never knows what to expect… but considering Finkus never does anything “half way”, you can bet the farm that the wines are just as great inside as they are on the outside. Visit the Wine on the Rocks Shop for more info.
THE WINE ON THE ROCKS SHOP & TASTING ROOM – MUNICH, GERMANY
In 2013, Finkus Bripp felt it was time to make Wine On The Rocks available “offline” in addition the online shop and therefore converted his office in downtown Munich to the Wine On The Rocks Tasting Room & Shop. In addition to being open a few days a week, he offers exclusive wine events, seminars and tastings in English and German, inviting participants and visitors to explore wine in a fun & relaxed atmosphere.