Romy Sia, Owner of Wine Story, The Philippines
2009 was the first year I visited Vinexpo and I remember during a lunch at Cheval Blanc thinking how welcoming the wine world was. Once our high-end wine stores opened in 2010, I took advantage of the short distance from Manila to attend the shows in Hong Kong and arranged for my sales staff to accompany me. As Wine Story values relationships, Vinexpo has always been the opportunity to meet with producers and invite them to our stores with the result that together, we have changed the Philippine wine scene forever. My personal highlight was my investiture into the Commanderie de Bontemps in 2015.