Edward Ragg MW

Edward Ragg MW

Date an MW: 2019
Based in: PR China

Member profile

  • Website www.dpclass.cn
  • Email Edward Ragg MW at home
  • Current employer

    Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting

  • Job title

    Co-Founder, Consultant/Educator

  • Work Address

    202 - 02 Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District

  • Work City

    Beijing

  • Work County

    Beijing Shi

  • Work Postcode

    100022

  • Work Country

    China

  • Work Email address

    edward@dpwc.co

Biography

Edward co-founded Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting in Beijing with his wife and partner Fongyee Walker MW in 2007. Having read English at Oxford University, Edward began blind-tasting at Cambridge whilst writing a Ph.D. on American poet and Burgundy tippler Wallace Stevens. A former captain and coach of the Cambridge blind-tasting team, Edward co-wrote and revises regularly the Cambridge University Guide to Blind-Tasting. He has also published widely in international wine magazines, literary journals and has authored three collections of poetry. In 2010 he published 'Wallace Stevens and the Aesthetics of Abstraction' (CUP, 2010), which partly analysed Stevens' relationship with wine. Formerly a Professor at Tsinghua University (2007-2017), Edward completed his WSET Diploma in 2012 and began his MW studies in 2015. Together with Fongyee, he is the other authorised tutor of the WSET Diploma in mainland China. Edward is brother to Michael Ragg, formerly of Berry Bros. & Rudd, who runs domaine and micro-negociant Mischief & Mayhem in Aloxe-Corton with his wife Fiona. Edward also has judging experience, serving as guest international judge for the McLaren Vale Wine Show (2012) and Perth Royal Wine Show (2019), as well as judging in Chinese competitions. He is keen to expand his international judging experience and also make wine in future.