Lee Chee Wee

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Lee Chee Wee, judge on the DWWA Bordeaux, Loire, Middle East, Far East, and Asia panels in 2010

Lee Chee Wee is the founder of Vino Cave, a Singapore-based wine distributor company that has been appointed to represent producers from Burgundy, the Rhône Valley and America. Lee was bitten by the wine bug when he tasted a 1970 Y’quem on his fourth day in the wine trade. After working five years as a wine distributor, he joined supermarket chain Cold Storage as category manager of beer, wines & spirits. After a three-year stint there, he became general manager of Auric Pacific Fine Wines. A year later, he decided to start his own wine company securing exclusive distribution for wineries such as Harlan Estate, Armand Rousseau, and Château Rayas. Over a decade, he completed the Certified Wine Specialist Program, Burgundy Wine Educator Accreditation Program by Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) and has been in the panel of judges for World Gourmet Summit for Excellence for Sommelier Scholarship, Conseil Interprofessionnelde vin de Alsace (CIVA) and is a regular guest speaker for Singapore Airline In-Flight Sommelier program.

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