Decanter 中国醇鉴 - First Mainland Chinese sommelier named best in Greater China

Lu Yang, corporate wine director at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, took first place in the 2014 Best Sommelier in Greater China competition, now in its fifth year. The final was hosted by the Hong Kong Sommelier Association (HKSA) in Hong Kong last week.

Lu’s victory represents a milestone for Mainland Chinese sommeliers, and follows Mainland China’s higher exposure to fine wines in the last five years.
‘I think I’m better this year at immediately responding to any changes of situations, and have better overall control of my performance,’ Lu told DecanterChina.com. He came second in the same competition four years ago.
He will now face a fresh round of competition against five other high-placed finishers from the last three Greater China contests in December; to see who will represent Greater China at the Asia-Oceania sommelier competition scheduled for November 2015 and the Best Sommelier in the World competition set to........ Read More


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