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Asia’s masters of wine


Debra Meiburg (2008):

director, Meiburg Wine Media; wine consultant, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon; chair, education committee for The Institute of Masters of Wine. Based in Hong Kong. www.debramaste­

Jeannie Cho Lee (2008):

founder, Asian Palate; wine professor, the Polytechni­c University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management; wine consultant, Singapore Airlines. Based in Hong Kong. www.jeanniecho­

Annette Scarfe (2012):

independen­t consultant, primarily in London, Hong Kong, and Singapore; based in Singapore.

Tan Ying Hsien (2015):

executive director, Taberna Wine Academy; based in Singapore.

Kenichi Ohashi (2015):

sake expert assessor, National Research Institute of Brewing; sake co-chairman, Internatio­nal Wine Challenge London; Third-generation owner of a distributo­r specializi­ng in wine, sake and local spirits; official sake instructor, Sake Samurai Society. Based in

Fongyee Walker (2016):

co-founder, Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting; specialist wine educator (in English and Mandarin) certified by WSET to level 4; columnist, Decanter magazine; contributo­r to the film Red Obsession. Based in Beijing.

Sonal Holland (2016):

founder of SOHO Wine Club and Sonal Holland Wine Academy; wine director at ITC Hotels in India; based in Mumbai.

Mark Pygott (2016):

consultant and level 3 WSET instructor. Based in Taiwan.

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