I am originally from Wiesbaden, Germany. The nice panorama picture you see below is of my small hometown Frauenstein during the cherry blossom season, and as you can tell, we are into wine. My full name is Alexander Göbel, but I prefer Alex, and in case your keyboard doesn’t have the umlaut, Goebel is fine. As for pronounciation, the vowel is probably closest to the one in ‘word’, just try to imagine it without the ‘r’ part. (In IPA: [gøːbl̩])
When I’m not doing linguistics – which seems to be the case less and less – I enjoy outdoorsy stuff, watching soccer, and the usual music, movies and books.