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Gus Zhu MW

Gus Zhu MW

Became an MW 2019

Based in United States

Nationality Chinese

Languages English, Mandarin


Gus is the first Chinese national Master of Wine. He is a research & development scientist focusing on the development of creative oak product with the Harv 81 Group (Cork Supply, Tonnellerie Ô and Studio Labels).

He entered the wine world as a wine educator under the guidance of Fongyee Walker MW and Edward Ragg MW, the founders of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting. In 2017, he graduated with the Master of Science degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis. 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 wine education and consulting services to global wine professionals and consumers. He also gives tutorials and feedback to worldwide Diploma candidates in the WSET Online Classroom.

Current employer: Harv 81 Group (Cork Supply USA & Tonnellerie Ô), Gus Zhu Wine Consulting

Industry sector(s): Academic, Consultant, Educator, QA/QC, Technology

Wine region expertise: Australia, California, Ningxia, USA

Market expertise: Asia, China, North America

Specialisms: Wine species, Wine pigments, Oak, Sensory evaluation , Cork, Direct to consumer, Food and wine pairing, Wine tourism, Wine judging