DAWA judge profile: Jean-Marie Pratt

A recent recruit to the team at LIBER, Shanghai based Jean-Marie Pratt is a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019

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 du Vin. Jean-Marie then became Head Sommelier at Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous three Michelin star restaurant in London, aged just 23.

Jean-Marie then embarked on a tour of the New World, gaining invaluable experience in wine-making and wine retail. In 2012, Jean-Marie joined Sarment, a leading wine importer in China, excited by the prospect of empowering Chinese consumers in their enjoyment of wine. In 2019, he joined LIBER, an independent privately-owned company dedicated to premium wines, champagnes, and spirits. Based in Shanghai, his outstanding wine knowledge, talent and ability to communicate with clients make him an invaluable asset to lead LIBER’s expansion in mainland China.