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Philip Wong

DipWSET, FCPA

   An Accountant-turned Wine Specialist   

I am a wine lover, an amateur chef and an accountant.

 

As an accountant, I have been trained to evaluate information via supporting evidence, pushing me to find out why I like or dislike a wine.  Wine study has also confirmed my belief that some wine knowledge enables people to enjoy wine more. I have attained DipWSET - the highest level (the specialist level) of WSET, awarded with the Wine Australia Prize for the Asia Pacific region.

Now, each time I open a bottle of wine, not only do I enjoy its colour, aromas and flavours, I am also excited about how it expresses its place of origin:  the culture, the climate, the soil, the winemaking, and so much more.

I am a wine journalist, passionate about sharing my wine knowledge on my wine blog, contributing to wine columns on local newspapers, and other wine magazines.

I am a wine educator, teaching WSET courses at MWM Wine School by Debra Meiburg and hosting private tasting workshops.  I also acted as a Judge at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017.

 

I am a wine business consultant, advising hotels and restaurants on F&B business strategies, business performance improvements, wine and beverage up-selling skills and wine inventory management; assisting in planning, reviewing, designing wine lists and sourcing wines, and writing wine reviews and marketing brochures, etc.  I also host and co-host wine dinners with local Chinese restaurants advising how local foods can be best paired with wines from all around the world.