Asian Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling Masters 2017: the results

Asian Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling Masters 2017: the results

Judges Profile:

Jeremy Stockman, a London native, is the general manager of Hong Kong’s biggest wine retailer Watson’s Wine. Stockman has built a formidable career in wine, running his own consultancy business in Australia before taking on his current stint at the Hong Kong retailer. Stockman previously worked for Coles Group in Australia, Vintage Cellars and Wine Rack in London and was a frequent judge for Australia’s most respected wine shows including the Royal National Wine Show, McLaren Vale Wine Show and Royal Sydney Wine Show.

Winemaker, Peter Nicholas, has amassed close to 30 years in the wine industry. A senior WSET wine educator specialising in Champagne and winemaking and viticulture, Nicolas has been teaching at Asia Wine Service and Education Center (AWSEC) in Hong Kong for seven years for WSET Level 3 and Level 4. Nicolas is also a Master of Wine candidate. 

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Tersina Shieh found her calling in wine industry in 2002 after quitting a career in marketing. A WSET level five Honours Diploma holder, Shieh has travelled to Portugal, South Africa, China, New Zealand and Australia to make wines. A seasoned wine judge, Shieh has judged at various wine competitions in Greater China region including the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the Annual Wines of Chile Awards, Asia Wine Trophy, Veritas and Wine 100 (China) and now our Asian Masters competition series.

Sarah Wong is a freelance wine writer and judge. Her wine knowledge and expertise have developed through extensive education, tasting and competition judging. She has been a long-standing wine judge for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wines & Spirits Competition. Other than wine, Sarah’s passion lies in adventure travel, and she can often be found in the mountains of Ethiopia, Pakistan, Kyrygstan and the Himalayas. 

Amanda So is the department manager of Ponti Trading Co, one of the leading wine importers in Hong Kong. Having graduated with a Wine MBA degree from Kedge Business School in France, So has since been working in the wine business for over 16 years. Prior to joining Ponti in 2008, So was responsible for CRM project and purchasing wines from French, Italy, Spain, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in her previous roles and also took care of the wine investment project. She is responsible for wine sales and marketing department at Ponti.

After finishing his studies in Switzerland, William Chan worked in a few international hotels and companies such as The Peninsula, InterContinental hotel, Hotel Icon and Berry Brothers & Rudd before joining the Mira Hotel Group and working as its general manager and sommelier for its award-winning Cuisine Cuisine restaurant. He is also three-time champion of the Best Sommelier Competition in Hong Kong. He likes to travel to different wine regions during his holidays.

Nellie Ming Lee, a Hong Kong-based sommelier and wine consultant, has worked as a food and wine consultant for Dairy Farm (Olivers, 360) and a wine ambassador for Jackson Family Wines. Lee is currently studying for Court of Master Sommeliers and aspires to one day be a Master Sommelier who can cook as well. She writes for South China Morning Post’s ‘The Corkscrew’ and Decanter, as well as food-styling for the SCMP Post magazine on Sundays.