About Jeannie Cho Lee MW

Jeannie Cho Lee is the first Asian Master of Wine (MW) and an award-winning author, television host, editor, wine critic, judge and educator.

Jeannie has been a professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) where she helped to launch the Master of Science (MSc) in International Wine Management program since 2012. She is also a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Culinary Institute and the International Culinary Institute. Jeannie co-hosts a weekly wine program In Vino Veritas, now in its third season on TVB Pearl, Hong Kong’s leading English language 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 she launched in 2015. Jeannie is currently a contributor for Forbes and a monthly columnist for Robb Report China. She is a sought-after speaker, traveling the world giving seminars and master classes on wine, food pairing and the quickly evolving Asian wine market.

Recognized for her contributions to the food and drinks industry, Jeannie was selected as one of the top 100 most influential people in Hong Kong by the South China Morning Post and Debrett’s in November 2015.

She was named the 25th most powerful personin wine by Decanter magazine (UK) and was listed among the top 60 most influential people in wine by La Revue du Vin (France) in 2015 and won the International Vinitaly Award (Italy) in 2009.

Jeannie’s pioneering book, Asian Palate, which explores wine and Asian food pairings, has won many awards, including the Gourmand Award for Best Food and Wine Pairing Book in the World in 2010. Her second book, Mastering Wine for the Asian Palate (2011), was also highly acclaimed. Both books are in their second reprint and are available in English, Korean and simplified Chinese.

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