Jeannie Cho Lee MW was born in Korea but has lived in Hong Kong since early 1994. She is Contributing Editor for Decanter UK and a columnist for mainland China's China Business News, Noblesse, Wine Guangzhou & Wine Press. She is also a Wine Consultant for Singapore Airlines as well as for Galaxy Macau.
Jeannie is the author of the award-winning book, Asian Palate, and founded www.AsianPalate.com, a website celebrating Asian food and wine which houses her wine reviews and articles. Jeannie is currently a Professor of Wine at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Co-Chair of the Decanter Asia Wine Awards. She has a Certficat de Cuisine from Cordon Bleu and has written about food and reviewed restaurants since 1995. In 2009, Jeannie won the Vinitaly Award for her contributions to the wine industry and in 2010, became the face person for a new product launched by Estee Lauder in Hong Kong and China.
Jeannie's love for wine was nurtured at Oxford University where she spent her junior year before returning to Smith College where she graduated with a dual degree in Political Science and Sociology. Jeannie then went on to obtain a Master's degree from Harvard University. She is a Certified Educator from UK's Wine & Spirits Education Trust and a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) from the US Society of Wine Educators.