FONGYEE WALKER MW | See Masters of Wine.
Fongyee began to study wine whilst at Cambridge reading Classical Chinese, and became captain of the University Blind Wine Tasting Team, leading them to victory in 2004. In 2007, she moved to Beijing, China and became the co-founder, with Edward Ragg, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting. She is now a specialist wine educator and consultant in English and Mandarin. Under her direction Dragon Phoenix has become one of China’s most successful wine education companies, providing the only taught WSET Level 4 in Mainland China. She also regularly judges, having been guest international judge for such shows as the Royal Melbourne Wine Show, AWOCA (Wines of Chile), and the Old Mutual Trophy South Africa. She was a significant contributor to the award-winning documentary film Red Obsession and has appeared as a commentator on Chinese Wine on CNN. She has written columns for Decanter Magazine, The World of Fine Wine, CaijingRibao and reviews wines for RVF China and Wine in China. From 2015, she has been Wine Consultant to Air New Zealand.
Research Paper: A Comparative Study of Winter Vine Burial Practices in Ningxia and Hebei.
‘Thirteen New Masters of Wine’ World of Fine Wine 05 Sept 2016 (online).