With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Wine & Co is made up of a dedicated team of consultants who bring with them long careers and experience in the wine trade, F&B and hospitality scene.
Huijuan Wu is a WSET Diploma holder and certified educator. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a doctorate and MSc in environmental science, and currently a scholar at LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
Her passions for wine stem from extensive wine tastings at Oxford, where she found wine an exquisite and civilized hobby. She then gained valuable insights into the wine business through her apprenticeship at Britain’s oldest fine wine merchant Berry Bro& Rudd. She co-founded Cherwell Wine Academy, providing elite wine education, cellar planning and wine consulting services.
Outside of wine, she enjoys gastronomy, yoga and once in a while marathon.
Jackie is a trained pharmaceutical scientist with a PhD from the University of Oxford and a MA from the University of Cambridge. He was bitten by the wine bug during his studies in the UK and has been involved in the wine trade as a wine buyer for Wolfson College, Oxford and chief educator at Cherwell Wine Academy since 2014. He was very actively involved in the University blind tasting society while at Oxford, winning the varsity match in 2016 and 2017 as well as the Pol Roger International University Blind Tasting match while being awarded best taster in the varsity match in 2017 and at the 2016 Pol Roger International Blind Tasting Match. Jackie holds the WSET Diploma and is a WSET certified educator, as well as holding the French Wine Scholar qualification with highest honours.
He was awarded the Wines from Spain scholarship from WSET in 2017 to pursue Master of Wine studies. Jackie believes that wine is about sharing experiences, learning about different cultures and is a real window to the world.
Paul holds the WSET Level 4 Diploma certificate (DipWSET) and he is a Certified WSET Wine Educator. He has over 8 years of wine teaching experience and has arranged/lead a number of wine education tours in the past for his students and wine connoisseurs.
In 2009, Paul won the Bonhams wine education scholarship, the only candidate in Hong Kong winning both the WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits (Level 3) and The WSET Diploma program (Level 4), a status dedicated to his excellent ability and passion in wine appreciation.
Beside wine education, Paul been active in the wine industry for more than 8 years where he is specializing in leading the Sales and Business Development roles in a number of biggest wine importers and distributors in Hong Kong and China, such as Jebsen Fine wines and ASC Fine Wines where he is proficient in famous wine brands around the World.
An aerospace engineer by training, Kenn has brought with him the adventurous spirit of an entrepreneur and the precision details of an engineer. Taking on the lead role of principal consultant, Kenn is responsible for the overall growth and success of Wine & Co’s core business – Wine Education, Consultancy and Events.
Kenn possess a strong passion for wine and is continuously upgrading himself through academic certification and hands-on exposures at winery visits and trade shows. Kenn believes in providing the best quality, tailored services, customized to fit every individual. With his high expectations and standard set for the team, we can expect a dynamic and innovative approach towards offering the best solution.
With over 15 years of experience in the wine industry, starting as an import & export merchant to now a Wine Educator, he brought with him vast knowledge. He is currently a WSET Certified Trainer and has achieved the French Wine Scholar (first person in Asia to be awarded), French Wine Scholar Instructor and Rhone Master-Level Certificate by French Wine Society, Certified Wine Specialist (CSW) from Society of Wine Educators (US), Napa Certification Program from the Napa Vintners, Diploma of Burgundy Wines Training by Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (ACTA) by Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ), Master Rhone Diploma and awarded the title of Rhone Accredited Wine Educator by InterRhone (only awarded to 9 in the world). He has been selected to attend the Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC 34) conducted by The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). He was also invited to judge at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in Australia for 2015/2017.
Kenn is also experience wine speaker/presenter who has done numerous wine appreciation talks, training and wine tours. He has trained the most number of graduates from the WSET Courses in Singapore, with the passing rate for the courses consistently above the global average. He is also one of the few Educators in Asia to be able to deliver the course bilingually. Kenn is currently pursuing the Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) and the Certified Wine Educator (CWE).
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Sanjay joined the wine industry in 1999, starting his wine career in a retail wine shop for a year before moving on to distribution sales in 2000. Prior to joining the wine trade, his job experience includes various operational roles in the restaurant and hotel sector.
Sanjay is a Certified Sommelier (First Sommelier Accreditation in Asia) by the Court of Master Sommeliers. He also holds an Advance Level Certificate (with Distinction) from the Wines & Spirits Education Trust (WSET, UK). He is also a Certified Specialists of Wines (CSW) by The Society of Wine Educators (SWE) and is a Professional Member with SWE, USA. He has also attained the Certification of the Spanish Wine Educator Program by the Spanish Wine Academy and the Certification in Australian Wines by A+ Australian Wine School. He had completed and attained the French Wine Scholar Certification by the French Wine Society (FWS).
For the past years, he had also conducted many workshops for a number of establishments, and to just stated some references will be the Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, OCBC Bank, DBS Bank, American Express, Singapore Armed Forces, Bank of China, City Development, Treasury Wine Estate. He had also been invited to be the Guests Jury for the Sommelier Competition on 5 May 2009, where 2 chosen candidates will represent Singapore in the Asia Sommelier Competition in Osaka in November 2009.
With over 18 years of experience in the wine industry, Sanjay Chandra Nair is fuelled by passion to thrive in the trade and has gained a number of credentials under his belt.
His current role as Sales Director for Vinicole Asia Pte Ltd also sees a dynamic focus into quality fine wines sourced directly from wineries around the world, in addition to attending to corporate clientele.