Asian Wine Review 2016 | English

JUDGING PANEL

EDDIE MCDOUGALL Winemaker, Wine Judge & TV Personality Eddie McDougall is an award-winning winemaker, wine judge, columnist and host of the acclaimed 13-episode TV series The Flying Winemaker on Discovery Network’s TLC. In 2012, Eddie was named one of the Top 20 People Changing The Way We Eat and Drink by Time Out Hong Kong. In that same year, Eddie also established his first Hong Kong Wine Shop concept in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central District. His international, high-profile wine events have created a cult following, revolutionizing the way people drink and enjoy wine globally. In 2013, he was one of only 12 elite wine professionals selected for the Len Evans Tutorial, regarded as the world’s most esteemed wine judging program. Eddie has over a decade of winemaking experience with some of the most influential wineries in the New and Old World. His wines are served at some of the most awarded restaurants in Australia and across Asia.

YVONNE CHEUNG Director of Wine, Swire Hotels

Yvonne cultivated a unique ability to bridge her love of academic studies based in history, language and anthropology with her passion for the food and beverage industry. This was cemented after earning degrees from both. University of California Los Angeles and The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. It was after more than a decade of working in food and wine in California and New York that she dedicated herself to the wine programme at the award winning property, The Upper House, as Chef Sommelier, in 2010. Currently, she is the Director of Wine for Swire Hotels and Restaurants in Hong Kong and Greater China.

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