Hervé Pennequin, who lives in Hong Kong and represents private clients for Wine Bank Compay "OMTIS", is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).

Biography:

From Best Young Sommelier of France in 1989 to 3rd Best Sommelier of the World in 2004 among many other international awards, Hervé is a true passionate of wine. He worked at some of the best restaurants in France, the United States and Hong Kong. He resides now in Hong Kong, representing the private clients for a Wine Bank Company, “OMTIS”.

Hervé has also designed a handcrafted wine opener in France, the “THIERS Sommelier” that has gained international recognition from his peers and medias for its unique sleek design, its durability and its functionality.

The French Government also awarded Hervé with the title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole” for his work on representing the French agricultural merits throughout his international experience and awards.