Meet our judges

The China Wine Competition boasts of having the most highly qualified and trained panel of wine buyers and wine experts who are based in mainland China.

As the mission and philosophy of the China Wine Competition is to award wines by quality, value and package for the China market, all our judges are from mainland China who understands the Chinese palate.

The goal, quite simply, is to gain cross-industry recognition for wines that Chinese consumers actually want to drink.

Brian Fan

Head Sommelier at the House of Roosevelt, Shanghai

Johnson Jia

Beverage Manager, Modern Japanese Independent Restaurant (UMI), Shanghai

Bruce Li

Hotel Sommelier at the China World Summit Wing, Beijing

Ricco Luo

Wine Director, Kanpai Group China Regional 1, Shanghai

Ksenia Novikova

Director of Food & Beverage, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., Shanghai

Arneis Wu

Head Sommelier at the Joel Robuchon China Group, Shanghai

Junwei ZHANG

Chairman, Chongqing Aikemei Business Information Consulting Co., Ltd., China

Tansy Zhao

Chief Sommelier, Noble Spirits, Shanghai

Noble Spirits, 2017-Present
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai as The Chief Sommelier, 2014.08-2017.03
Three On the Bund as the Chief Sommelier of Mercato Restaurant, 2012.07-2014.08
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai On the Bund as the Somm