CEO & Founder, Park 10 Social | China
In the most cultural spot of Guangzhou, PARK 10 SOCIAL has a swanky place among the city's high-rises. The match of excellent food and beverage with the cozy and stylish atmosphere is attracting people from all over the world. The community brings people together in an open and inclusive fashion.
Founder & CEO, Sool | US
Merging tradition with accessibility, Sool is offering the first craft makgeolli and soju-based cocktails in the US. Leading up to founding Sool, Carol held operations and marketing roles in ZX Ventures, tech startups, the government, and a non-profit organization.
Founder & CEO, BOXT | US
Founded in 2020 by Sarah Puil, BOXT is a female-founded winery inspired by the simplicity and deliciousness of European house wines. BOXT cuts out the middleman and delivers a hand-crafted, luxury wine experience direct to consumers' door. BOXT won Best Alcohol Delivery Services of 2022 - Best Boxed Wine by Liquor.com.
Founder & CEO, Youdianhaohe | China
Lili Zhu teams up with wineries in Xinjiang, Ningxia, Shandong, Yunnan and Northeastern China and has demonstrated the excellence of boutique wines in China to her audiences. She has helped Chinese brands grow, through winery visits, sharing sessions and live shopping events.
Writer & Journalist | UK
Sarah Jane Evans is a Master of Wine based in the United Kingdom, although is more often travelling the world on epicurean adventures. She is a highly accomplished and award-winning wine writer and journalist, Co-Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards, and a former Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine (2014-16).
Writer | UK
Amanda Barnes is an award-winning wine and travel writer, and the author of The South America Wine Guide. In 2021 the first print edition of The South America Wine Guide book was released and has been hailed as “the most comprehensive work on South American wine ever published”. In 2022, The South America Wine Guide was awarded the John Avery Award at the André Simon Awards; Fortnum & Mason Best Debut Drink Book Award; and the Gourmand Best World Wine Book.
Editorial Director, La CAV magazine | Chile
With more than 20 years of experience in wine journalism and studies in Wine & Spirits Education, Ana has been the editorial director of La CAV magazine, the most prestigious specialized media in Chile. She is also president of La Mesa de Cata, a panel that each year tastes more than 2,000 samples completely blind and that annually publishes one of the two Wine Guides that exist in the country.
Co-Founder & Sommelier, Wine-oji | New Zealand
Developed by Jessica Wood and her fellow sommeliers from Noble Rot, Wine-oji is an emoji-style visual wine tasting language. Based on the trio's experience selling wine, the system seeks to describe "wine without words" using emoji graphics to convey different elements of a wine.
Sommelier & Founder, SavorEast | China
In 2020, “Pingjianshi Mona” Wechat Channel was established with the aim of educating consumers on baijiu. In 2022, Mona founded a company called SavorEast with the same aim. What’s more, she hopes to better communicate Oriental wines to consumers through visual elements.
Vice President, UK Sommelier Association | UK
Federica serves as the Vice President of UK Sommelier Association. Federica is famous as a public speaker. Her expertise allows her to speak with authority on some of the best wines in the world. Using her food and wine pairing knowledge, she developed a learning tool for her students, she created a wine pairing app for iPhone and Android called Wine it Up.