DAWA judge profile: Arnaud Echalier

Arnaud Echalier, the Senior Beverage Manager for Sands Resorts Macao, is a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019

Arnaud Echalier

Arnaud Echalier studied catering and hospitality from a young age, starting his wine education at the Hotel Mercure. He has consequently spent time working as a commis sommelier for Michelin Starred restaurants such as Jacques Thorel’s L’Auberge Bretonne, The Manor House Hotel, Wilstshire, Bath Priory Hotel, then as a sommelier at Martin Wishart in Edinburgh.

He continued his wine studies in Beaune with George Pertsuiset and then spent 13 years working closely with renowned Catalan 3 Michelin chef Santi Santamaria. Before travelling to Asia he was Director of the Brasserie Louis Moritz and the wine bar “Bar a Vins” in Barcelona.

He is currently the Senior Beverage Manager for Sands Resorts Macao, including the newly opened The Parisian Hotel in Macao; he manages the Brasserie restaurant, together with overseeing the wine program for Sands China Limited.