Sanjay Chandra NairCS, CSW, FWS
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.