See full results of the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 Read our headline DAWA 2017 results story South Africa Platinum Best in Category – Best South African Red Bordeaux Varietals…

Adrian Zhang

Adrian Zhang Adrian Zhang has been with Park Hyatt Shanghai for 9 years since the hotel’s opening. Now he takes the role of Director of Wine, in charge of two…

Zachary Tay

Zachary Tay Zachary Tay entered the world of gastronomy through the kitchen and learnt his way around the saucepan. Supplementing hands on experience with an Advanced Diploma in European Culinary…

Lim Hwee Peng

Lim Hwee Peng Lim Hwee Peng CWE, FWS is a wine service provider and wine tutor, who teaches professionals through the Certified Specialist of Wine qualification, and French Wine Scholarship…

Fazil Mohamad

Fazil Mohamad Fazil began his career back in 2002 and has become one of Singapore’s most reputable sommeliers. It wasn’t until after completing his Diploma in Economics in 2003 that…

Gerald Lu

Gerald Lu Finishing national service in 2007, Gerald Lu signed on full time with the IndoChine Group of Restaurants as a wine waiter to kick-start his foray into wine. He…

Devon Lochhead

Devon Lochhead Devon Lochhead started as the wine advisor for Wickerwoods Restaurant in South Africa for 5 years while studying his Bachelors Degree in Marketing. After graduating, he decided to…

Pierre Legrandois

Pierre Legrandois Pierre Legrandois is the General Manager at Links Concept, one of the leading distributors of wine and spirits across Macau and China, representing family owned vineyards, while being…

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…

Sarah Wong

Sarah Wong Sarah Wong is a freelance wine writer and judge. Born and educated in Hong Kong, she discovered wine while studying in America, and her knowledge and expertise has…

Chris So

Chris So Chris So runs WINELIST.HK, a wine media, education and consultancy company in Hong Kong. He is co-author of the Greater China Wine Critics Association’s Top 100 Wine Guide.…

João Pires MS

João Pires MS João Pires MS is currently the Director of wines for Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s properties: Altira Macau, City of Dreams Macau and Studio City Macau in Macao.…

Chee Wee Lee

Chee Wee Lee Chee Wee Lee is the founder of Vino Cave, a Singapore-based wine distribution company which represents producers from Burgundy, the Rhône Valley and America. He was bitten…

Denis Lin

Denis Lin Denis Lin, WSET level 4 Diploma holder, has been working as a wine and food journalist since 2002, following a role as a creative director in advertising, and…

David Shoemaker

David Shoemaker With more than 21 years of wine industry experience, David Shoemaker brings a unique combination of knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion of wine to his role as Brand Ambassador…

Hiroki Matsumoto

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

David Wainwright

David Wainwright Taking a junior administrative position at Christie’s Wine Department in London in July 1998, David Wainwright quickly rose through the ranks to head up their New York Wine…

Hayato Kojima CWE

With the first Decanter Asia Wine Awards under three months away, find out more about Hayato Kojima, a certified wine specialist from Japan, who joins Decanter's first panel of judges…

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…

Hiroshi Ishida

Hiroshi Ishida Hiroshi Ishida is a Sommelier, based in Tokyo. He is currently working at Hotel Nikko as their executive sommelier, he also acts as a consultant and writes a…

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,…

Ying Hsien Tan MW

Ying Hsien Tan MW Ying Hsien Tan qualified as the first Singaporean Master of Wine in 2015. He won the Institute of Masters of Wine Champagne Trinity Scholarship 2010 and…

Silven Wong

Silven Wong Silven Wong is a buyer for the casino-hotel MGM Macau and a lecturer on wine studies at the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao. After founding the first college wine club…

Yves Sauboua

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

Satoru Mori

Satoru Mori Multi Award Winning Sommelier Satoru Mori brings an encyclopedic knowledge and passion for wine to Conrad Tokyo. As an Executive Sommelier, Mori is responsible for all aspects of…

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…