DWWA Piedmont Judging Panel

Meet the members of the DWWA Piedmont Judging Panel

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Thomas Rooch is a native German who has lived most of his live in Asia and speaks fluent Chinese, German, English and some Japanese. He graduated from Fu-Hsing College in Taipei, Taiwan, and holds a Diploma in Hotel Management and Administration from Institut Hotelier “Cesar Ritz”, Switzerland. His vast experience includes various positions in Asia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East for Hyatt International, Hilton, Ritz-Carlton, The Peninsula in Hong Kong, One & Only Luxury Resorts, and the Asia Wine Service & Education Centre in Hong Kong. Thomas is a member of ‘The Sommeliers of Asia’ and the official ‘Ambassador of German Wine’ for the VDP, German Wine Institute. He has also judged at several international wine competitions since 2006. Thomas currently works as General Manager at Anantara’s Sanya Resort and Spa on Hainan Island, China.