Arnaud Echalier, currently the Senior Beverage Manager for Sands Resorts Macao, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.
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, and 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.