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 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…

Jean-Marie Pratt

Jean-Marie Pratt Jean-Marie Pratt began his professional journey under the tutelage of one of the greatest sommeliers, Gerard Basset MS MW OBE, at Basset’s boutique hotel and restaurant chain, Hotel…

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…

Li Demei

Li Demei DecanterChina.com columnist Li Demei is an associate professor of wine tasting and oenology at Beijing Agriculture College, invited teacher at ESA Angers in France and consults for several vineyards…

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.…

Corinne Mui

Corinne Mui Corinne Mui is the COO & Senior wine educator of AWSEC. She is a member of the Institute of Wines & Spirits (UK) and runs HK’s only centre…

Magandeep Singh

Magandeep Singh Magandeep Singh is India’s first French-qualified sommelier and professional wine taster. Since qualifying around ten years ago, Magandeep has worked in India where he consults via his company…

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…

Annette Scarfe MW

Annette Scarfe MW Annette Scarfe MW was awarded the prestigious Master of Wine (MW) title in 2012, winning the Noval Award for her dissertation on Ribera del Duero. She is…

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.…

Catherine Yen

Catherine Yen Catherine Yen is a WSET diploma holder and won the McNie Tasting Trophy in 2013. A qualified WSET wine educator, Catherine is qualified to teach up to Level…

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…

Maxime Lu

Maxime Lu Maxime Lu is the Founder and Chief Wine Editor of Wineonline.cn and has been running a wine club based in Beijing since 2005. He is also the founder…

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.