Alvin Gho, head sommelier at db Bistro & Oyster bar in Singapore, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).

db Bistro & Oyster Bar head sommelier Alvin Gho, a native of Singapore, is only Singaporean Advanced Sommelier and is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Gho is Champion of the 2013 Singapore Sommelier Competition and has represented his country in both the Best Sommelier of the World and Best Sommelier of Asia-Oceania Competitions.

Gho started his wine career in Singapore at Morton’s Steakhouse and Raffles Hotel. Shortly after, Gho relocated to Shanghai to serve as head sommelier at Jean Georges in the city’s popular Three on the Bund complex. Over time Gho came to manage the wine program for several Three on the Bund eateries only departing when offered the chance to help open a multi-million wine cellar for the local government at No.1 Waitanyuan.

Currently pursuing his WSET Diploma, Gho aims to be a Master Sommelier by 2020 and looks forward to further exploring regions and expanding his palette on the job at db Bistro & Oyster Bar.

Alvin Gho has been a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards since 2015.