DAWA judge profile: Yohann Jousselin MS

Yohann Jousselin MS, area sommelier at Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).


Yohann Jousselin MS is the area sommelier at Island Shangri-La Hong Kong. His wine career began at the age of 16, when he would help out on his uncle’s vineyard in the Loire. After studying in France, Yohann moved to England, where he worked for the Hotel du Vin chain, eventually becoming the head sommelier of Hotel du Vin in Winchester in 2006.

In 2009, he became a Master Sommelier, and at the beginning of 2010 Yohann was appointed as head sommelier/beverage manager of The Vineyard at Stockcross, where he won awards for the restaurant’s wine list and was also named UK Sommelier of the Year 2011.

He left in February 2013 to move to Asia and become the head sommelier at the three Michelin-starrred Robuchon au Dome restaurant at Macau’s Grand Lisboa hotel, where he oversaw an over-10,000 bin wine list. Yohann Jousselin MS has been a Decanter Asia Wine Awards judge since 2014.