Jeannie Cho Lee

Jeannie Cho Lee, Master of Wine, Riesling Fellow

Writer, television host, wine critic, judge and educator Jeannie Cho Lee became the first Asian Master of Wine in 2008. Born in Korea and educated in America, she has lived in Hong Kong for more than 20 years. Lee has a master's degree from Harvard, a Certificat de Cuisine from Cordon Bleu and a Master Sake Sommelier qualification from the Japan Sake Service Institute. She is the author of two award-winning books, Asian Palate (2009) and Mastering Wine for the Asian Palate (2011).

Due to her deep love for German Riesling she wrote the book “Perfect Pairings – German Wines & Asian Flavours” and showed how good German Riesling as well as other German Grape varieties of different styles fit with various Asian dishes.

Additionally, she shared her expert knowledge with journalists, sommeliers and traders during her world-tour in 2012 and 2013. Events took place in Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, Amsterdam, Mainz, Oslo, Vancouver, New York and San Francisco.