Fongyee Walker MW

Fongyee Walker MW

Date an MW: 2016
Based in: PR China

Member profile

  • Website dpwc.co
  • Email Fongyee Walker MW at home
  • Current employer

    Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting

  • Job title

    Co-Founder

  • Work Address

    202 - 2 Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Road

  • Work City

    Beijing

  • Work County

    Beijing

  • Work Country

    PR China

  • Work Telephone

    +86 10 5960 4050

  • Work Email address

    fongyee@dpwc.co

  • City

    Beijing

  • Country

    PR China

  • Non-wine hobbies

    Gastronomy and Classical Chinese literature

Biography

Fongyee began to study wine whilst at Cambridge reading Classical Chinese, and became captain of the University Blind Wine Tasting Team, leading them to victory in 2004. In 2007, she moved to Beijing, China and became the co-founder, with Edward Ragg, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting. She is now a specialist wine educator and consultant in English and Mandarin. Under her direction Dragon Phoenix has become one of China's most successful wine education companies, providing the only taught WSET Level 4 in Mainland China. She also regularly judges, having been guest international judge for such shows as the Royal Melbourne Wine Show, AWOCA (Wines of Chile), and the Old Mutual Trophy South Africa. She was a significant contributor to the award-winning documentary film Red Obsession and has appeared as a commentator on Chinese Wine on CNN. She has written columns for Decanter Magazine, The World of Fine Wine, CaijingRibao and reviews wines for RVF China and Wine in China. From 2015, she has been Wine Consultant to Air New Zealand.