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Ronny Lau

Chairman | Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Writers Association

2018 Tasting Panel Chair

Ronny Lau is a well-established freelance wine writer, he contributes to ten magazines and newspapers spanning across Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. Having started writing wine columns in the 1980s, he has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. In the last few years, he has published five wine books as well as a six-CD compilation music and wine pairing boxset, marrying his passion for both wine and music.


He is the Chairman of Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Writers Association as well as the Co-Chairman of the Shanghai International Wine Challenge.

Eddie McDougall | Chairman | Asian Wine Review

Eddie McDougall


The Flying Winemaker

Denis Gastin

Wine Writer

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Wine Titles Co.

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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