Hometown: Biebelsheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Occupation: Export Director, German Wine Institute
Reason for travel: business
A Fulbright grant recipient and a well-regarded figure in the wine industry, Christian Adams, 37, was en route to San Francisco on September 11 for an event promoting German wines. Holding degrees in viticulture, wine making, and marketing from universities in Germany and from the University of California at Davis, Adams was responsible for worldwide promotion of his country's wines for the German Wine Institute in Mainz, Germany. A colleague from the German Wine Information Bureau in New York recalled Adams' thoughtful, quiet manner and his depth of knowledge of the wine business. Adams, a resident of Biebelsheim, Germany, is survived by his wife and two children.