Christian has spent many years in Michelin starred restaurants in France and London UK. Upon arrival in Australia he further developed his skills by focusing on oenology and was appointed to the position of Sommelier at Hotel Sofitel Melbourne in 1994 subsequently being awarded Best Hotel wine list. In 2000 the Age Good Food Guide handed Christian the inaugural award for Service Excellence.
In 2002 his long love affair with Champagne has seen him being the Australian winner of the Vin de Champagne Award.
Following his role of Head sommelier at Langtons Restaurant and wine bar in 2005 the establishment was awarded the Age Good Food Guide Best Restaurant Wine List.
At his current position as Sommelier for RACV Club and Resorts, Christian oversees the wine purchasing, wine lists and wine promotions, staff training and beverage events for several properties.
He is also a senior wine judge at National and regional shows and in the televised media, Christian has been the co-host on SBS Tour de France ‘Taste Le Tour’ with celebrity chef Gabriel Gaté.
Christian also operates a wine consultancy business which has seen him consulting for several businesses in Australia and Thailand and conducts corporate speaking engagement on various wine themes and writes regular wine column for various publications.