Roddy Ropner DipWSET was born in England and has lived in Asia for the past 27 years. Throughout this time he has been (former) Managing Director of Christie’s Japan, and a wine importer for his own import company Wellspring Wines (Hong Kong).

Wine educator: Roddy has been a wine tutor at AWSEC, the leading wine school in Hong Kong. He is also a WSET Certified Educator and wine writer, in addition to his position as a VIA Ambassador.

Skills: An expert on how to export to Hong Kong.

Qualifications: French Wine Scholar (with honours).

French wine: Roddy’s introduction to French wine came on summer holidays in Bordeaux nearly in the 1980s. He has a particular interest in Burgundy and Champagne.