Ch’ng Poh Tiong, a lawyer by training, is a highly influential and prolific publisher, writer, consultant, lecturer, and wine judge. He has been publisher of The Wine Review, Southeast Asia’s longest-established wine magazine, since 1991 and of the world’s first annual guide to Bordeaux in Chinese since 2000. He is the wine columnist for Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore’s largest-circulation Chinese daily, as well as for China’s Wine Life magazine, and he writes a blog for Sina, one of China’s largest Internet portals. He is founder of the International Congress of Chinese Cuisine & Wine, founder of the Perfect Pairings Awards, author of the bilingual Chinese/ English book 108 Great Chinese Dishes Paired, and publisher of Chinese Cuisine & Wine. His latest project is vinovideos.com, the first website devoted to wine videos for Chinese viewers. A columnist for The World of Fine Wine magazine, he is also a regional chair for the Decanter World Wine Awards. He somehow found time to obtain a postgraduate certificate in Chinese art from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
The 7th edition of the World’s Best Wine Lists awards will still continue. Anyone who already entered their list will be in the judging process which is not affected by the current Covid-19 crisis, and anyone still wishing to submit their wine list can do so till the end of April. The results will be published as usual by December 2020.