Home DAWA 2016 Chairs DAWA 2016 Chairs Li Demei DAWA vice-chair: Li Demei Li Demei is a DecanterChina.com columnist and an associate professor of wine tasting and oenology. Andrew Jefford DAWA vice-chair: Andrew Jefford Andrew Jefford contributes a column every month to Decanter magazine, and writes the Jefford on Monday blog for Decanter.com. Gerard Basset MS MW DAWA vice-chair: Gerard Basset MS MW Vice-Chair Gerard Basset MS MW was Decanter’s Man of the Year 2013. Shinya Tasaki DAWA vice-chair: Shinya Tasaki Shinya Tasaki is the President of the Japanese Sommelier Association and the A.S.I. Best Sommelier of the World 1995. Michael Hill-Smith MW DAWA vice-chair: Michael Hill-Smith MW Michael Hill-Smith MW is a wine producer, international wine judge, wine consultant, occasional wine writer and restaurateur. DAWA vice-chair: Poh Tiong Ch'ng A lawyer by training, Poh Tiong Ch'ng published the world’s first Chinese Bordeaux Guide in 2000.