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Ivy Ng

Publisher | The Drinks Business

2018 Tasting Panel Chair

A native of Hong Kong, Ivy is the Publisher of The Drinks Business Hong Kong Limited, the Asian subsidiary of UK's widely distributed wine and spirits trade publication, The Drinks Business.

Ivy's previous experiences in the wine industry include fine wine sales to private clients and wine education. Still a part-time wine educator, she is passionate about wine education and the integration of wine into the Asian lifestyle and culture.


Having completed the Advanced Wine Assessment Course by the Australian Wine Research Institute, she has been engaged in wine judging activities, including the drinks business HK's Asian Masters series. Ivy is a WSET Diploma holder, a WSET Certified Educator, a Certified Sake Sommelier, and a Bourgogne Wines Official Ambassador, accredited by the Bourgogne Wine Board. She is also a graduate of the Winemaking Certificate Program of UC Davis Extension.

Eddie McDougall | Chairman | Asian Wine Review

Eddie McDougall


The Flying Winemaker

Ronny Lau


Hong Kong Wine & Spirits

Writers Association

Denis Gastin

Wine Writer

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Wine Titles Co.

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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