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CH'NG Poh Tiong / 庄布忠

A lawyer by training, CH’NG Poh Tiong also holds a postgraduate Certificate with Distinction in Chinese Art from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He is an Honorary Ambassador of TEFAF – The European Fine Art Fair – Maastricht. Ch’ng works principally as a wine journalist and is publisher of The Wine Review, since 1991, the oldest wine publication in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and China. In 2000, he also published, as an annual, the world’s first Chinese Bordeaux Guide. A columnist for the United Kingdom’s Decanter magazine, Ch’ng is also Regional Chair, Middle East, Far East & Asia, Decanter World Wine Awards. He also writes a weekly blog in, perhaps China’s biggest internet portals; a bi-monthly column for TARGET, one of China’s widest circulation luxury magazines; and, a fortnightly column in Ch’ng Poh Tiong is also author of the bi-lingual Chinese/English book 108 GreatChinese Dishes Paired and ebook at He is wine consultant to Singapore’s FairPrice and Finest supermarkets and one of three wine consultants to Hainan Airline. Ch’ng is also founder of, the world’s first bilingual Chinese/English wine video website. His paternal ancestry is from Hui’an, Fujian Province, and on his maternal side, Shunde, Guangdong Province.

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