Gus Jian Zhu MW

Gus Jian Zhu MW

Date an MW: 2019
Based in: USA

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Biography

Gus is the first Chinese Master of Wine. He has become a seasoned wine educator under the tutelage of Fongyee Walker MW and Edward Ragg MW, the co-founders of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting. He has combined his wine education resulting in a Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis with practical winemaking experience at Napa Valley’s Cakebread Cellars, and hospitality and sales experience at the Hall Winery in Napa. Gus’ commitment to the academic field of wine is evidenced by his MW dissertation about the sensory science of wine; and by co-authoring a review paper, “A Quarter Century of Wine Pigment Discovery”, published in the Journal of Food and Agriculture. Gus provides education and consulting services at Gus Zhu Wine Consulting. He works as an international consultant on wine education and is committed to sharing his knowledge as a certified educator for all levels of WSET qualifications in wines. Gus shares his expertise with global WSET Diploma candidates in the Online Classroom and as a guest lecturer at the Dragon Phoenix in Beijing and the Dallas Wine Education Center.