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Denis Gastin

Wine Writer | Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Wine Titles Co.

2018 Tasting Panel Chair

Denis Gastin is a wine writer, wine judge and wine educator.

He has written extensively about the wine industry in Asia, as a contributor to many magazines in a variety of countries and to some of the world’s most authoritative wine reference books, including The Oxford Companion to Wine, The World Atlas of Wine, Sotherby's Wine Encyclopedia and Wine Report.


In Australia, Denis is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Wine Titles Co, the publisher of Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker Magazine, and is also a contributor of articles to this magazine. He contributes the Asia content to Winestate Magazine and is a regular member of wine judging panels for the magazine.

He teaches the Asia content for the KEDGE (Bordeaux Academy and Montpellier University) World Wine and Spirits MBA. He has judged at the Japan Wine Competition and the Korean Wine Challenge since their inception. 

Eddie McDougall | Chairman | Asian Wine Review

Eddie McDougall


The Flying Winemaker

Ronny Lau


Hong Kong Wine & Spirits

Writers Association

Ivy Ng


The Drinks Business

Kyle Oosterberg

Senior Wine Educator &

Cellar Manager

The Flying Winemaker

Francesca Martin

Founder & Director

BEE Drinks Global

James Kalleske

Technical Advisor/Winemaker

Hatten Wines

Jennie Mack AIWS FWS

Managing Director &

Senior Wine Educator

Asia Wine Service and 

Education Centre (AWSEC®)

Hideaki Sato

Co-owner and Head Chef

Ta Vie 旅

Kevin Ho

Project Director

Society for Wine Educators

Hong Kong Chapter (SWEHK)

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