For wine expert Jürg Richter, the liquid gold has always been a family affair. In fact, his passion for the exquisite drink is planted in his genes. Six generations in the past, during the 18th century, his great-great-great-great-grandfather was the founder of one of the largest wine-trading businesses in middle and northern Europe. Richter himself rejuvenated the family’s long-standing tradition in the 1980s, when he was treated to a magnificent old Sauternes that enflamed his fervour. From that moment on a strong fascination grabbed hold of Richter, so much so that he began to visit tastings and conduct his own.