Archive for September 9th, 2010

Sexy Shanghai Sommeliers – Shanghai, China

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Vivian Tian Vivian Tian, Chief Sommelier Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Vivian Tian is Chief Sommelier at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, and previously she held the position of Sommelier at the Kee Club, Shanghai. She is originally from Zhangye, Gansu Province, China.
 Her interest in wine blossomed
 when she attended hotel management school in Switzerland in 2004. When she returned to China she worked as a Sommelier at the Hilton, Beijing and later at the Peninsula, Hong Kong.

One of her favorite wines for a romantic occasion, “
I recommend Champagne for its fine bubbles and the glamor of it and I would specifically recommend a rosé Champagne: Billecart Salmon Rosé“. She goes on to say, “Every wine lover would say this has a very good balance between fruitiness and freshness and can provide an unforgettable drinking experience”.

Yvonne ChiongYvonne Chiong, Sommelier, consultant

Yvonne Chiong was the chief sommerlier at Three on the Bund’s Jean Georges from 2003 to August 2007, and now works as a wine director for WHM Group. She has spoken about wine on radio and in print publications in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States, among other places. She has been a wine judge in competitions in New York and holds numerous wine certificates and diplomas.