Marcus Lai

Marcus Lai Having left his career in the healthcare industry, Marcus Lai chose to pursue his passion in wine business. He eventually set up and is currently the managing director…

Mabel Lai

Mabel Lai Mabel Lai is the first Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators in greater China. Mabel also holds the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits and…

Daisuke Kawai

Daisuke Kawai Daisuke Kawai is the Director / Chief Sommelier at La Terre, a luxury wine bar in Singapore. Daisuke has 22 years experience in the Wine and F&B industry…

David Hsiao

David Hsiao David Hsiao is the Head Sommelier at La Cocotte by Fabien Vergé, a French fine dining that has been awarded one of the best five restaurants in Taiwan…

Sonal Holland MW

Sonal Holland MW India’s most qualified and acclaimed wine professional, Sonal Holland MW is India’s first and only Master of Wine. An award-winning wine broadcaster, certified wine educator, consultant and…

Boon Heng

Boon Heng Boon was a Chartered Engineer by profession and has been learning about wines since 1999. After returning from London, Boon founded Wein & Vin, in Singapore in 2010,…

Alex Cumming

Alex Cumming Alex Cumming has been working in the wine industry for 20 years, across 3 different continents. He is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and…

Arnaud Bardary MS

Arnaud Bardary MS Born in Lons le Saunier in the area of Jura, Arnaud Bardary MS comes from a line of family members working in the catering industry. His grandfather…

Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines

Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines is the Head Sommelier at Yardbird and RŌNIN in Hong Kong. He is a Certified Sake Professional and a Certified Sommelier under the Court of Master…

Artur Aronov

Artur Aronov Originally from Estonia, Artur has joined the Aberdeen Street Social team as Head Sommelier in Hong Kong, with many years experience in globally recognised restaurants. Prior to Aberdeen…

Nikhil Agarwal

Nikhil Agarwal Nikhil Agarwal is a trained Sommelier, writer, editor and an international wine and spirits judge who received his degree in London. He is the brainchild behind All Things…

Dheeraj Bhatia

Dheeraj Bhatia Bhatia currently is the Head Sommelier of Penfolds Magill estate Restaurant in Adelaide, South Australia. After finishing his contract as chief sommelier at three Michelin starred Robuchon au…

Marcus Ford

Marcus Ford Shanghai-based Marcus Ford was introduced to wine by his brother in the London restaurant scene in the 1980s, and after a first job during his university holidays, carrying boxes…

Eric Desgouttes

Eric Desgouttes Eric Desgouttes is a veteran of the food and wine industry. Trained in France, he has built a career spanning 30 years across France, the UK and Hong…

Ignatius Chan

Ignatius Chan Ignatius Chan is a sommelier and restaurateur who founded Iggy’s restaurant in 2004, which is currently located in The Hilton Singapore. It recently received a Michelin star in…

Alvin Gho

Alvin Gho The American Club Singapore’s Beverage Director & Sommelier Alvin Gho, a native of Singapore, is the only Singaporean Advanced Sommelier and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.…

Arnaud Echalier

Arnaud Echalier From a young age Arnaud Echalier studied catering and hospitality, starting his wine education at the Hotel Mercure for several years. He has consequently spent time working as…

Suzanne Brocklehurst

Suzanne Brocklehurst Suzanne Brocklehurst discovered her passion for wine as an undergraduate working in Gascony, South-West France. A position with a French wine shipper in London provided the foundation for…

Fabien Duboueix

Fabien Duboueix Born in Champagne, Fabien Duboueix has pursued a passionate career in wine and hospitality that has spanned 17 years and counting, and taken him to Europe, the UK,…

Ian Dai

With Decanter's first Asia Wine Awards taking place in September, find out more about new judge Ian Dai, a project manager for the wine social networking website iWine.…

Gurjit Barry

Gurjit Barry Gurjit Barry is a WSET Level 4 Diploma qualified wine-taster and one of the five APP’s (Approved Programme Provider) in India for WSET Level 1 and Level 2…

Julien Boulard

Julien Boulard Julien Boulard was born in Alsace and arrived in China in 2003 while studying Mandarin at the University. After completing a Master Degree in International Affairs, he worked…

Moonsong Bang

With Decanter's first Asia Wine Awards taking place in September, find out more about new judge Moonsong Bang, a wine consultant from Seoul.