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WSET Certified Educator for Wines & Spirits


  • “Master of Wine” Candidate

  • Holder of WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits (DipWSET)

  • Plumpton College graduate in Viticulture and Oenology

  • Former vineyard manager & winemaker in Rioja and Bordeaux

  • Organised the “International Wine Challenge”

  • Worked behind the scenes for Jancis Robinson MW

  • Former fine wine buyer for various UK-based importers

WSET Certified Educator for Wines & Spirits


  • Holder of WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits (DipWSET)

  • Member of the Circle of Wine Writers

  • Chinese translator of some of the most authoritative wine books:

    • The World Atlas of Wine (7th Edition) written by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson MW

    • American Wine written by Linda Murphy & Jancis Robinson MW

    • Natural Wine written by Isabelle Legeron MW

  • Contributor and/or translator for

    • Decanter Magazine (Chinese Edition for Taiwan)

    • Le Pan Magazine

    • The Vintage Magazine

  • UK & Europe Correspondent for Taiwan’s Wine & Spirits Digest

  • Leona speaks Mandarin and English fluently

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SSA Certified Educator for Sake


  • Wine & Saké Merchant at "Sommelier Consultant" since 2007

  • Saké Judge for "London Sake Challenge"

  • Co-organiser of the "Sake Sommelier of the Year" competition

  • Former Head Sommelier at "Sumosan" Japanese restaurant in London for 10 years

  • Certified Sake Sommelier & Educator of the Sake Sommelier Academy

  • Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

  • C.A.P de Sommelier, Lycée Hôtelier de Tain l'Hermitage


WSET Certified Educator for Sake


  • Board Director, British Sake Association

  • Technical Director, CINVE

  • Member of the Circle of Wine Writers, Association of Wine Educators, Japanese Culinary Academy

  • Judges wine/saké/shochu internationally, including IWC, IWS, IWSC, Berlin Wein Trophy, various European Mondials, Concours du Monde and Spirits competitions

  • WSET Certified Sake Educator (trained in Japan)

  • Holder of WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits (DipWSET)

  • Armagnac Diploma, Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l'Armagnac (BNIA)

  • Diploma with Distinction, Le Cordon Bleu London 

  • BSc (Hons), ARCS in Botany, Imperial College London