DAWA judge profile: Denis Lin

Denis Lin, a wine and food journalist from mainland China, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).

Denis Lin

Denis Lin, WSET level 4 Diploma holder, has been working as a wine and food journalist since 2002, following a role as a creative director in advertising, and is the author of “Tipsy Sketch” (Best illustrated wine book winner of 2016 Gourmand Award), “The Beauty of Tipsiness” and “My Wine Tasting Notes”.

In addition to writing, he is an experienced wine judge in many international competitions, and works with importers and trade offices (including Bordeaux Wine School, Wine Australia, Vini Portugal, and the California Wine Institute) in organising tasting courses and wine events. Since moving to Shanghai in 2007 he has been promoting and educating about wine around China.

Denis was the 2010 winner of the Wine Australia Communicator Award in China, and his articles have been published in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, in publications including Shenzhen News, Wine Life, Target, Modern Weekly, Aussino Wine Life, and Fine Wine & Liquor. Denis Lin has been a Decanter Asia Wine Awards judge since 2013.