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About Me

I am proud to be the first ethnically Chinese and Mandarin-speaking Master of Wine (MW) out of 416 individuals worldwide, and one of three residing in Hong Kong.

I was born in Vancouver, Canada, but moved to New York at 18 to study fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating and working in fashion for several years in the US, Canada and finally the UK, my eternal love of gastronomy led me to explore the world of wine through evening WSET courses in London. I left my career in fashion and began working in the wine business while studying to be an MW, which I passed in 2015.

In 2018, I left London and moved to Hong Kong to be closer to the dynamic Asian wine market and worked as the head of buying and education for a wine importer based in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau. During the pandemic, I became interested in the biology of mental health disorders and managed a master's in applied neuroscience from King's College London, alongside full-time employment, awarded in 2024.

After 16 years working in the wine business, in buying, sales and fine wine trading for importing and distribution companies in the UK, Hong Kong and mainland China, I graduated to self-employment. Self-employment provides a better life balance which allows me to pursue further studies, alongside adding value to the wine industry by promoting and connecting wineries to importers in Hong Kong and mainland China. I am also involved in education by guest lecturing at Hong Kong PolyU and helping students in the Masters of Wine education programme.

In addition to wine, I have also obtained the SSI Master of Sake (Kikisake-shi) and WSET Level 3 Award in sake qualifications. Since 2015, I have been judging for the annual IWC sake competition in London.

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