Goswijn Simons was born in the summer of 1971 in Sittard, in the southern part of the Netherlands. In high school Goswijn was not really motivated for studying, since he was always in music, bands and rock and roll. After graduation from the engineering school and military service Goswijn was working in Maastricht in the artchitectural domain. Later on he took some courses in Photoshop and Illustrator to develop his creative skills further.
The start of the Internet age became the ideal entry opportunity for Goswijn. He started as a webdesigner and ended up in the communications department. After that, Goswijn founded his own webdesign agency Gosidesign in 2000 where he has been still working.
Nine years ago Goswijn became first interested in wine. Seven years ago he joined the local wine club (CVU) and his love and interest for wine got even bigger. Goswijn dedicated a lot of time to read about wine as well as to taste it. Finally, he decided to go for Vivino account.
Goswijn wrote his Vivino reviews first in Dutch and then in English. With nearly 1.500 reviews it seemed time for something new. He started an Instagram account to share his wine experiences. For two years of active Instagram blogging, Goswijn reached 79.000 followers and established contacts with great wine producers worldwide. He loves the combination of text and image and feels attracted to the big world of wine. What will be the next step? Time will tell!