A Chinese national originally from Hangzhou, Lin started her wine studies in 2011, and her passion for wine has never faded. Now based in Cahors, France at Château de Chambert, Lin has devoted herself to many aspects of the wine world: trading, winemaking, tasting, judging, writing and wine education. Since June 2020, Lin has started to build her role to become an independent wine critic and wine journalist, for Chinese readers.
Lin Liu MW holds a BA (Zhejiang University), an MBA, where she won a full fee scholarship award (Aberdeen Business School) and received the top graduate award when completing her WSET Diploma (Austrian Wine Academy).
Before wine, she held senior positions in the investment consultancy sector (foreign direct investment to China) and the whisky industry. Outside of wine, Lin usually indulges herself painting, cooking, mushroom hunting, making pottery, gardning or sailing.
The Institute of Masters of Wine – IMW
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