DAWA judge profile: Lim Hwee Peng

Professional wine service provider and mentor, Lim Hwee Peng is a judge at the Decanter Asia Awards 2019

Lim Hwee Peng

Certified Wine Educator and French Wine Scholar Lim Hwee Peng is a professional wine service provider and mentor, who coaches and certifies hundreds of professionals in Singapore and South East Asia through internationally certified wine qualifications, such as the French Wine Scholarship program.

Despite his multiple exposure in wine trade since the 1990s, Lim remains a committed student of wine and acquires knowledge through international certification programs. He continues to hone his tasting skills through wine judging opportunities in South Africa, South America, Italy, and various regional wine shows in Australia.

As well as being a Certified Wine Educator and French Wine Scholar, Lim was also a DUX (an outstanding candidate) of the Advanced Wine Assessment Course by Australian Wine Research Institute. In 2017, he was recognised by the Singapore Wine and Food and Beverage industries as a Sommelier Mentor of the Year. He was also awarded the Working Peoples’ Advocate 2017 by Singapore’s National Trades Union Congress for his efforts to increase professionalism among his peers. In January 2018, the Wine Scholar Guild awarded him Best Instructor, French Wine Scholar Program 2017.