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Jennifer Docherty MW

Jennifer Docherty MW

Became an MW 2015

Based in China

Nationality Canadian

Languages English, French, Mandarin, Putonghua


Jennifer Docherty became the first ethnically Chinese and Mandarin speaking Master of Wine in 2015. She worked in the wine business for 16 years with roles in buying, sales and fine wine trading at wine distribution companies in the UK, Hong Kong and mainland China. Jennifer currently resides in Hong Kong and is self-employed by promoting and connecting wineries to importers in Hong Kong and mainland China.

In 2024, she earned a master’s in applied neuroscience from King’s College London and is interested in the biology of mental health and the role of moderate wine enjoyment with a balanced lifestyle.

In addition to wine and neuroscience, Jennifer holds the SSI Master of Sake (kikisake-shi), the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake and judges for the IWC Sake Competition as a panel chair.