A Bordeaux specialist (with more than a hundred trips to the wine region), CH’NG Poh Tiong is also a world authority on Marselan, Chinese wine, and Japanese Koshu. He has – since its inception in 2004 – been Regional Chair Asia for the UK’s Decanter World Wine Awards. Ch’ng also contributes on China and Japan to the world’s best-selling wine guide Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine Book. He has, since its inauguration in 2014, been a Senior Judge of World of Fine Wine’s Best Wine Lists of the World Competition. He is Chairman, Koshu Expert Committee of Japan; Co Chair, Young Talent Escoffier Culinary Competition Asia Pacific; and, Chairman, The Tower Club Wine Awards. In 2012, CH’NG Poh Tiong was inducted at Blair Castle, Perthshire, as a Keeper of the Quaich, the highest honour in Scotch Whisky. He is, since 2000, Wine Consultant to FairPrice Finest, Singapore’s largest supermarket chain and largest retailer in wine. A trained lawyer, Ch’ng Poh Tiong holds a postgraduate Certificate with Distinction in Chinese Art, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He is a past Honorary Ambassador of TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation), organiser of the world’s premier fine art fair in Maastricht, and a Life Member of The China Society of Singapore.
CH’NG Poh Tiong, Decanter World Wine Awards Asia Regional Chair, has served as International Judge at:
- South African Airway’s Wine Selection
- Perth Royal Wine Show
- Sydney Royal Wine Show
- Hunter Valley Wine Show
- Japan Wine Challenge
- Air New Zealand Wine Awards
He was a Keynote Speaker at the Master of Wine Symposium 2002 in Vienna, Austria, where he delivered the famous “Coca-Colonisation of Wine” speech. Ch’ng Poh Tiong also spoke at the Master of Wine Symposium 2010 in Bordeaux.