The Decanter Power List 2013
25 Jeannie Cho Lee MW (26)
Cho Lee, the first Asian Master of Wine, exerts huge influence in that continent. Korean-born and based in Hong Kong, she is a professor of wine at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has an MA in Public Policy & International Relations from Harvard, plus consultancies including Singapore Airlines. She has published award-winning books, runs the Asian Palate website, and has numerous newspaper columns in China. Cho Lee is also a contributing editor to Decanter and co-Chair of the Decanter Asia Wine Awards. She is probably the most visible face on the Asian wine scene.