Jennifer is passionate in sharing her global travel, wine & dine experience to wine enthusiasts and her wine students through casual wine appreciation workshop, wine events and various levels of tutored tastings. She is also a pioneer in hosting wine tasting in complete darkness and marathoner in wine regions.
Deputy President & Treasurer
Professional accountant AND an amateur wine and spirit imbiber, based in Hong Kong. Big fans of German and Italian wines, yet he likes tasting wines of underrated wine grape varieties and regions. WSET Diploma holder, and he always wants to know more about this amazing drink.
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Vice President (Membership)
Gary has been working in banking and finance field since graduation. Wines have become more popular since wines are tax-free in Hong Kong. He could then learn about wines through attending various wine tastings and blind tasting events without taking any regular course. Having a chance to attend a sharing by one of the Keepers of the Quaich in 2013, he joined the whisky world and has become a whisky collector. He has visited over 30 distilleries and independent whisky bottlers in Scotland, Taiwan and Japan in the past two years.
Vice President (Public Relations)
As a flight attendant, various vineyard visits among different countries have raised her great interest in learning about wine tasting and appreciation. Personally she is a big fan of champagne and cocktails. Always love to share the joy of drinking with people around and have fun together!
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Vice President (Events)
Thomas is working finance industry and actively involved in several associations under HKUST. He has a lot of experience in organizing wine and dine events in a professional manner. When he studied in the U.S., he gained his interest in wine from various vineyard tours and studies in the West Coast. Pinot Noir is his all time favorite. He is planning to pursue WSET Level 3.
Assistant Vice President (Marketing)
Portia believes that wine appreciation is a great way to meet and bond with friends. While working in the travel industry, she has found her enthusiasm to discover different kinds of wines and spirits from all over the world. Her all time favourite is peaty scotch!
Assistant Vice President (Membership)
Curious about the sensory experience brought by wine aromas, flavors and texture, David is enthusiastic in tasting wines from different regions. French wines have always been his favorite among all. As a representative of HKUST in a wine tasting competition - the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup (2014) - he has developed his passion for wine history, traditions and culture.
Assistant Vice President (Welfare)
Jason likes studying, reading, talking and sharing, about wine. He represented HKUST in the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup (2014), a wine tasting competition organised by renowned Chateaux in Bordeaux comprising the Commanderie du Bontemps, when he was a sophomore. He also believes he has sensory superpower as he can smell popcorn from miles away.
Assistant Vice President (Marketing)
Recent graduate who has participated in Left Bank Bordeaux Cup in 2016. Valena has started her journey of wine through WSET, from the curiosity to know what's in her wine glass. She finds wine an interesting blend of art and science, that brings fun and interesting people together.
Assistant Vice President (Event)
Brand enthusiast, particularly with FMCG Brand Management. Passionate in wines and spirits, he actually had his first graduate job in one of the multinational wines and spirits brand companies. Started his wine journey with Yellow Tail in Hall 7 common room and eventually got his WSET 3 by the time he graduated (Thanks to bottles of Penfolds and Jacobs Creek!). Big fan of the Old World and sometimes passionate towards the New World and all time die-hard whiskies (Scotch!) and Cognac/Armagnac fan.