Gus was born and raised in China, and became a seasoned wine educator under the tutelage of Fongyee Walker MW and Edward Ragg MW, the co-founders of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting. He taught wine courses with Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting based in Beijing, China for 5 years before coming to California. Gus graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from China Agricultural University.

His commitment to the academic field of wine is evidenced by his MW research paper about the sensory science of wine. He has combined his wine education resulting in an MSc in viticulture and enology from UC Davis, with practical winemaking experience at Napa Valley’s Cakebread Cellars, and hospitality and sales experience at the Hall Winery in Napa.

He works as an international consultant on wine education and is committed to sharing his knowledge as a certified educator for all levels of WSET qualifications in wines.

Gus shares his expertise with global WSET Diploma candidates in the online classroom and as a guest lecturer at the Dragon Phoenix in Beijing and Napa Valley Wine Academy.

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