Yves Sauboua, a French sommelier based in Hong Kong, joins Decanter's judging panel for the Asia Wine Awards taking place in September.

Yves Sauboua

Yves Sauboua grew up in the winemaking region of Margaux and has worked in the food and wine industry for over twenty years. His career has seen him work with world-renowned chefs, including Alain Ducasse, Troisgros Relais & Chateaux, and Bernard Loiseau La Cote d’Or, as well as wineries, private dining clubs and hotels.

Yves spent time working in London and America, and has held the titles of restaurant Manager & Wine Buyer at London’s Monte’s Club, Sommelier & Wine Director of the Ritz Carlton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, and estate Sommelier & goodwill ambassador for California’s Chalk Hill Winery. During his time in Hong Kong, Sabouda has worked with Paulo Pong at Altaya wines limited, Miramar group as corporate wine Director at Shangri La hotels.