Magandeep Singh, a sommelier, TV presenter and wine writer from India, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).
Magandeep Singh is India’s first French-qualified sommelier and professional wine taster. Since qualifying around ten years ago, Magandeep has worked in India where he consults via his company Wi-Not Beverage Solutions. He is also an established freelance wine, food, travel, and lifestyle writer with regular columns in several national newspapers and magazines, and has conducted wine training workshops across India for the most prestigious on and off-trade establishments. Author of Wine Wisdom, now in its third edition, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the World Gourmand Awards for his book’s importance as an educational reference. Recently, Magandeep and his Wi-Not partners inaugurated India’s first ever accredited wine school, the ‘Institute of Wine and Beverage Studies’, in New Delhi and along with his team, Magandeep consults with top hotels and restaurants, writing wine lists, organising training and creating wine animations. Magandeep Singh has been a Decanter Asia Wine Awards judge in 2012 and 2015.