Natalie Earl

Natalie Earl
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…

Nikhil Agarwal

Nikhil Agarwal Nikhil Agarwal is a trained Sommelier, writer, editor and an international wine and spirits judge who received his degree in London. He is the brainchild behind All Things…

Corinne Mui

Corinne Mui Corinne Mui is the COO & Senior wine educator of AWSEC. She is a member of the Institute of Wines & Spirits (UK) and runs HK’s only centre…

Annette Scarfe MW

Annette Scarfe MW Annette Scarfe MW was awarded the prestigious Master of Wine (MW) title in 2012, winning the Noval Award for her dissertation on Ribera del Duero. She is…

Karl Arbin

Karl Arbin Originally a sommelier with experience in both England and France, Karl Arbin went on to work at the wine cellar Grappe in Stockholm, Sweden. After a couple of…

Linda Jotham MW

Linda Jotham MW Linda Jotham MW became a Master of Wine in 2001, winning the Bollinger Medal for Tasting Excellence and the Tim Derouet Memorial Award for overall best performance…

Lionel Periner

Lionel Periner Originally from the South of France, Lionel Periner has been a certified sommelier for 17 years. He joined Hotel du Vin in 2007 and later starting working with…

Litta Larsen

Litta Larsen Litta Larsen is Danish but grew up in Italy until the age of 14. She has a Masters degree in Marketing and Business from the Copenhagen Business School…

DWWA judge profile: Lukasz Walkowiak

Lukasz Walkowiak Originally from Poland, Lukasz Walkowiak began his career in wine in 2011 at Dylan Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. He then joined Burgundy-focused Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental…