Jeannie Cho Lee MW

Jeannie Cho Lee MW

Date an MW: 2008
Based in: Hong Kong
Profession: Journalist, Author, Wine Educator, Publisher

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Biography

Jeannie Cho Lee is an award-winning author, television host, editor, wine critic, judge and educator. Born in Korea, Jeannie has lived in Hong Kong since 1994. Jeannie is currently a professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) where she helped to launch the Master of Science (MSc) in International Wine Management program. She co-hosted a weekly wine program In Vino Veritas, for three years on TVB Pearl, Hong Kong's leading English-language TV broadcaster. She has been a Wine Consultant for Singapore Airlines since 2009 and is the former Publisher and CEO of Le Pan, a wine lifestyle publication she launched in 2015. Jeannie's pioneering book, 'Asian Palate' (2009), which explores wine and Asian food pairings, has won many awards, including the Gourmand Award for Best Food and Wine Pairing Book in the World in 2010. Her second book, 'Mastering Wine for the Asian Palate' (2011), introduces a new set of Asian wine descriptors for major grape varieties and wine styles. Both books are available in English, Korean and Simplified Chinese. Her latest book, published in 2019 is called 'The 100 Burgundy'. Jeannie is the Burgundy panel chair at Decanter World Wine Awards and is the Co-Chair at Decanter Asia Wine Awards. She writes a monthly wine column for Robb Report China and updates articles on her website www.JeannieChoLee.com which contains nearly 20,000 fine wine notes and ratings. Jeannie holds a Certificat de Cuisine from Cordon Bleu and trained as a Sake Sommelier at Japan's Sake Service Institute. She is a Certified Wine Educator with both the UK's Wine & Spirits Education Trust and the US Society of Wine Educators. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College as well as a Master's degree from Harvard University.