Natalie Earl

Natalie Earl
Decanter Retailer Awards 2018 Judging Panel

Meet the 2018 judging panel Joining Chairman Peter Richards MW on the 2018 judging panel will be wine industry consultant and former Marks & Spencer wine buyer Andy Howard MW,…

Adrian Zhang

Adrian Zhang Adrian Zhang has been with Park Hyatt Shanghai for 9 years since the hotel’s opening. Now he takes the role of Director of Wine, in charge of two…

Zachary Tay

Zachary Tay Zachary Tay entered the world of gastronomy through the kitchen and learnt his way around the saucepan. Supplementing hands on experience with an Advanced Diploma in European Culinary…

Lim Hwee Peng

Lim Hwee Peng Lim Hwee Peng CWE, FWS is a wine service provider and wine tutor, who teaches professionals through the Certified Specialist of Wine qualification, and French Wine Scholarship…

Fazil Mohamad

Fazil Mohamad Fazil began his career back in 2002 and has become one of Singapore’s most reputable sommeliers. It wasn’t until after completing his Diploma in Economics in 2003 that…

Gerald Lu

Gerald Lu Finishing national service in 2007, Gerald Lu signed on full time with the IndoChine Group of Restaurants as a wine waiter to kick-start his foray into wine. He…

Devon Lochhead

Devon Lochhead Devon Lochhead started as the wine advisor for Wickerwoods Restaurant in South Africa for 5 years while studying his Bachelors Degree in Marketing. After graduating, he decided to…

Pierre Legrandois

Pierre Legrandois Pierre Legrandois is the General Manager at Links Concept, one of the leading distributors of wine and spirits across Macau and China, representing family owned vineyards, while being…

Marcus Lai

Marcus Lai Having left his career in the healthcare industry, Marcus Lai chose to pursue his passion in wine business. He eventually set up and is currently the managing director…

Mabel Lai

Mabel Lai Mabel Lai is the first Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators in greater China. Mabel also holds the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits and…

Daisuke Kawai

Daisuke Kawai Daisuke Kawai is the Director / Chief Sommelier at La Terre, a luxury wine bar in Singapore. Daisuke has 22 years experience in the Wine and F&B industry…

David Hsiao

David Hsiao David Hsiao is the Head Sommelier at La Cocotte by Fabien Vergé, a French fine dining that has been awarded one of the best five restaurants in Taiwan…

David Wainwright

David Wainwright Taking a junior administrative position at Christie’s Wine Department in London in July 1998, David Wainwright quickly rose through the ranks to head up their New York Wine…

Sonal Holland MW India’s most qualified and acclaimed wine professional, Sonal Holland MW is India’s first and only Master of Wine. An award-winning wine broadcaster, certified wine educator, consultant and…

Boon Heng

Boon Heng Boon was a Chartered Engineer by profession and has been learning about wines since 1999. After returning from London, Boon founded Wein & Vin, in Singapore in 2010,…

Ying Hsien Tan MW

Ying Hsien Tan MW Ying Hsien Tan qualified as the first Singaporean Master of Wine in 2015. He won the Institute of Masters of Wine Champagne Trinity Scholarship 2010 and…

Silven Wong

Silven Wong Silven Wong is a buyer for the casino-hotel MGM Macau and a lecturer on wine studies at the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao. After founding the first college wine club…

Satoru Mori

Satoru Mori Multi Award Winning Sommelier Satoru Mori brings an encyclopedic knowledge and passion for wine to Conrad Tokyo. As an Executive Sommelier, Mori is responsible for all aspects of…

Alex Cumming

Alex Cumming Alex Cumming has been working in the wine industry for 20 years, across 3 different continents. He is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and…

Arnaud Bardary MS

Arnaud Bardary MS Born in Lons le Saunier in the area of Jura, Arnaud Bardary MS comes from a line of family members working in the catering industry. His grandfather…

Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines

Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines is the Head Sommelier at Yardbird and RŌNIN in Hong Kong. He is a Certified Sake Professional and a Certified Sommelier under the Court of Master…

Artur Aronov Originally from Estonia, Artur has joined the Aberdeen Street Social team as Head Sommelier in Hong Kong, with many years experience in globally recognised restaurants. Prior to Aberdeen…

Jean-Marie Pratt

Jean-Marie Pratt Jean-Marie Pratt began his professional journey under the tutelage of one of the greatest sommeliers, Gerard Basset MS MW OBE, at Basset’s boutique hotel and restaurant chain, Hotel…