Writer CH’NG Poh Tiong

Photo by Na Na

A lawyer by training,  CH’NG Poh Tiong published The Wine Review, the second oldest wine magazine in Asia from 1991, and the world’s first Guide to Bordeaux in Chinese from 2000 to 2014. Since then, he has migrated to websites and is publisher and writer of www.chngpohtiong.com and www.100chineserestaurants.com.

Judging & Committee

  • Vice-Chairman Decanter Asia Wine Awards 

  • Regional Chairman – Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Senior Judge – The World of Fine Wine’s Best Wine Lists (World Competition)
  • Chairman –  Koshu Expert Committee(KCE) (Japan)
  • Director of Judging The Singapore World Spirits Competition  


  • 100 Top Chinese Restaurants of the World

  • The Wine Review2nd oldest wine magazine in Asia (1991 – 2014)

  • Guide to Bordeaux in Chinese – 1st in the world (2000 – 2014)

  • 108 Great Chinese Pairings 

  • 50 Bordeaux 50 Chefs 2017 

  • Top Chinese Restaurants of the World 2018 Paired with 25 Bordeaux & 25 Champagne Cuvées

(Runner-Up of the Pio Cesare Food and Wine Writer of the Year in the Champagne Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2018)

Writing Contributions

  • The World of Fine Wine (United Kingdom)

  • Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book

  • Bordeaux Correspondent – FINE Wine & Champagne India


  • Wine Consultant NTUC FairPrice and Finest (Singapore’s largest supermarket chain) for the last 20 years
  • Wine List Compilation Imperial Treasure Group’s 1st restaurant in London
  • Keeper of the Quaich

Ch’ng holds a postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Art with Distinction from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He is the leading authority on pairing Chinese cuisine with wine. In the past 15 years, Ch’ng has been organising dinners featuring Chinese cuisine in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore with the great wines of Bordeaux including:

  • d’Yquem Yquem
  • Chateau Margaux
  • Pichon-Baron
  • Pichon-Lalande
  • Chateau Leoville-Barton
  • Branaire-Ducru
  • Chateau Brane-Cantenac
  • Giscours
  • Domaine de Chevalier
  • Petit-Village
  • Chateau Suduiraut

CH’NG Poh Tiong’s maternal ancestry is from Shunde, Guangdong Province, and on his father’s side, Hui’an in Fujian, near the ancient port of Quanzhou.