• Martin Hao

    Panel of Judges


    Founder & Chief Wine Consultant, HappyVino Wine Education

    Brand Ambassador, Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter

  • Adolphus Foo

    Panel of Judges


    Director of Wines since 2010 for the MGM MACAU.
    Top honour at the Australian Wine Competition
    Finalist at the Sopexa Sommelier Grand Prix
    President of the Macau Sommeliers Association

  • Thomas Chung

    Panel of Judges

    Vice Chairman of AWSA 2015, 2016, 2017

    Thomas Chung

    Doctor de Enologia International del Centro de la Education San Gabtiel                                          

    Wine Expert Advisor of  Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau Food Technology Division

    Founding Chairman of H.K. Sommeliers Association

    Founder of Wine & Spirits Museum Expect Advisor & Vice Chairman of International Business Committee

    HK General Chamber of Wine and Spirits  Honorary Advisor of Wine Industry Association of Hong Kong  

    Honorable Judge of Hong Kong Wine Judges Association Wine Business Advisor 

    Wine Educator

    Free Range & Free-Lance Writer

  • Hedi Lao

    Panel of Judges

    Judge of AWSA 2014, 2016, 2017

    Hedi is currently the Head Sommelier of MGM Macau

    She attained Advanced Sommelier of the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2016

  • Nick Koon

    Panel of Judges

    Judge of AWSA 2017

    Nick is currently the sommelier of the Eight, a three Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant at Grand Lisboa Hotel in Macau.

    Nick attained various professional certifications including Certified Specialist in Wine (CSW), Certified Specialist in Spirit (CSS), and Certified Sake Sommelier of Sake Sommelier Association. In 2016, he became the Advanced Sommelier of the Court of Master Sommeliers.

  • Hao Tseng

    Panel of Judges


    Judge, 2014 Taiwan Best Young Sommelier Competition 

    Judge. 2013 Wine Challenge of Wine and Gourmet Taipei

    Judge. 2014 Wine Challenge of Wine and Gourmet Taipei

  • Chan-jun Park

    Panel of Judges


    Asia-Pacific Director of Asia Wine Trophy and Berlin Wine Trophy

    Director of Daejeon International Food & Wine Festival

    Vice President (International Cooperation) of Korea International Sommelier Association


  • Viet To

    Panel of Judges


    President of the Association of Sommeliers Guild of Saigon (SSG) and member of FIJEV (International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers)

  • Terence Wong

    Panel of Judges

    Terence Wong is judge of 2017, 2018

    He is an Advanced Sommelier of the Court of Master Sommeliers, currently working in Arbor Hong Kong.

  • Clarence Ng

    Panel of Judges

    Wine Judge of AWSA 2018

    Clarence got his start in the wine industry at a boutique wine shop focusing on Burgundy and organic wines. He completed his MSC in Wine Business programming from ESC Dijon (Burgundy School of Business) in 2016 and has since returned to Asia, currently working at JamesSuckling.com and is responsible for content and events in Asia.

  • Cherish Ho

    Panel of Judges

    Cherish was Sommelier of Caprice at Fourseasons Hotel, and recently starts his new career at Shangri-la Hotel.

    Cherish has attained Advanced Sommelier of The Court of Master Sommeliers.

  • Paul Lo

    Panel of Judges


    Robuchon au Dome Lisbao Hotel, F & B Director
    Wine List of The Year - Greater China 2013
    Best Sommelier Award - China’s Wine List of the Year Award 2013
    Hall of Fame - China’s Wine List of the Year Award 2014

  • John Hung

    Panel of Judges

    Hong Kong 

    Founding President of Taiwan Sommelier Association
    Owner/Sommelier of Sowieso restaurant
    Chancelier of Chaine des Rotisseurs
    Course lecturer of Kai-Ping and many other culinary schools
    Alumni of Wien International Fremdenverkehrs Institute
    30 years experiences in sommelier service and culinary industry, 14 of which is in Austria.

  • Jacky Luk

    Panel of Judges

    Judge of AWSA 2015, 2017, 2018

    Jacky is currently Sommelier of Forum Restaurant.

    He has attained Advanced Sommelier of the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2017

  • Ringo Lam

    Panel of Judges
    Ringo is Sommelier at Duty Zero by CDF in Hong Kong

  • Tran Ngoc Chau

    Panel of Judges


    Southeast Asian Wine Pioneer Award (SEAWPA)
    Judge at the international wine competition VINITALY in VERONA, ITALY
    Judge at the Wine Style Asia Awards in Singapore
    Judge at the Wine International Challenge in Ha Noi (Vietnam)

  • David Hsiao

    Panel of Judges


    International Wine Challenge (London, UK) - Associate Judge (2012-2014)
    Wine & Gourmet Taipei – Wine Challenge Judge (2013-2014)
    Wine & Spirit Digest (Magazine) - Whisky blind tasting Judge