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Jeannie Cho Lee

Jeannie Cho Lee

Masters of Wine

Jeannie Cho Lee is an award-winning author, television host, editor, wine critic, judge and educator. She became the first Asian Master of Wine in 2008. She is a professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2012 where she helped to launch the Master of Science in International Wine Management program. She co-hosted a weekly wine program In Vino Veritas, for 3 years on a Hong Kong TV broadcaster. She has been a Wine Consultant for Singapore Airlines since 2009 and is the former Publisher and CEO of Le Pan, a wine lifestyle publication launched in 2015. 


 

She wrote three books, “Asian Palate” (2009), which explores wine and Asian food pairings, “Mastering Wine for the Asian Palate” (2011) and “The 100 Burgundy” (2019) won the 2020 Gourmand Award for Best book in the World on French Wine. Jeannie is the Burgundy panel chair at Decanter World Wine Awards, writes a monthly wine column for Robb Report China, contributes to various wine publications such as Decanter and regularly updates articles on her website www.JeannieChoLee.com which contains over 20,000 fine wine notes and ratings.


 

Recognized for her contributions to the food and wine industry, Jeannie was awarded the Insignia of Knight in the National Order of Merit (Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur) in 2021 by the President of France. She sits on board of La Cité du Vin (www.laciteduvin.com) in Bordeaux. She is a Certified Wine Educator with both the UK’s Wine & Spirits Education Trust and the US Society of Wine Educators.

 

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The Institute of Masters of Wine is the home of exceptional expertise in the wine world. What started 70 years ago as an exam for the UK wine trade is now a globally recognised title collectively held by a worldwide family of Masters of Wine. Today, there are over 416 MWs based in 31 countries, each making their own contribution to the world of wine. Becoming an MW means entering a unique wine community; one that brings enriching personal and professional opportunities, as well as lifelong friendships.

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