Sommeliers

SOMMELIER • Romain Crozat

Imperial Treasure Paris Head Sommelier Romain Crozat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Tourism Management from the Paris Centre of International Hospitality Management and Level 3 WSET. Prior to joining Imperial Treasure Paris in 2019, Crozat was Sommelier at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Paris and before that, Head Sommelier …

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SOMMELIER • Cherish Ho

Restaurant Petrus Head Sommelier Cherish Ho has a business degree from the University of Tasmania Cherish Ho is Head Sommelier of Restaurant Petrus, the French fine-dining restaurant in Island Shangri-La Hong Kong. The 1 Michelin star restaurant lists more than 1,800 wines. The list was awarded “Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List in …

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Sommelier • Yoshinori Nagata

Benoit Tokyo General Manager & Chef Sommelier Yoshinori Nagata In 2005, 25 year-old Yoshinori Nagata started his career at the Hilton Tokyo Bay hotel as a waiter.  Nagata later joined V de Bistrot Vionys as sommelier. Nagata was then appointed as sommelier and restaurant manager of Yakitori et Vin Poussin, the restaurant owned by one of …

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SOMMELIER • Jacky LUK Chi Man

“My definition of a good wine is one that can make a wonderful marriage with the food. A good wine does not have to be expensive.” Jacky LUK Chi Man, Chief Sommelier of Forum Restaurant 1977 Forum Restaurant 1977 is founded 45 years ago by YEUNG Koon Yat, better known as Ah …

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SOMMELIER • Dolphin Ip

Born in Hong Kong, Dolphin Ip is Sommelier of SKYE, the Park Lane Hong Kong, A Pullman hotel. Ip’s wine journey started from a wine event held at a coffee shop which she was working at. The young and passionate lady then completed Level I, II, and III of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in …

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SOMMELIER • YOO Byung Hyun

YOO Byung Hyun is a story of what hard work can achieve. In 2008, the young man joined The Westin Josun Seoul as a server. A few years later – through dedication and a newfound interest in wine –  Yoo was promoted to sommelier. Continued steadfast hard work and loyalty to a company …

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SOMMELIER • Mathias Camilleri MS

Mathias Camilleri became a Master Sommelier in 2017 Mathias Camilleri plays a mean bass guitar.  Singapore’s first Master Sommelier thrills his followers – including this one – on Instagram just as he inspires us with his kickboxing at mathias_camilleri_ms.  Prior to becoming an MS, Camilleri was already chalking up successes, including the UK Young Sommelier …

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SOMMELIER • Dirk Chen

Mainlander Dirk Chen is Hotel Sommelier of China World Summit Wing Beijing, in charge of the whole wine/spirit program of the hotel. Chen’s work includes purchasing and management, client service, staff training, inventory and special wine/spirit events. Prior to joining China World Summit Wing Beijing, Chen was Head Sommelier of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and …

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SOMMELIER • WAN Jiasheng

  WAN Jiasheng, who holds a Master’s degree from the Burgundy School of Business, was born in Fuzhou and joined Shang Palace, Shangri-La Paris, in September 2019 as Sommelier WAN Jiasheng was born in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian Province. In 2018, the Chinese enrolled for a sommelier course at l’Université du Vin in Suze la …

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SOMMELIER • David Biraud

David Biraud, 50,  was born in La Roche-Sur-Yon, France. Following studies in catering and sommellerie in Bordeaux, Biraud went to Paris to start his career working as a commis sommelier at Alain Passard’s L’Arpège. In 1955, the Frenchman moved to Les Ambassadeurs at the Hotel de Crillon where he worked with some of …

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