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Juwan Kim

Speciality Wine
FromHong Kong
CompanyLPM Restaurant & Bar
PositionHead Sommelier

Korean native, Juwan Kim is the Head Sommelier at LPM Restaurant & Bar in Central. Prior to this, he was head sommelier at Robuchon au Dome and Zuma Hong Kong, and he spent two years in London as one of the opening team members for Roka Mayfair and several years as a sommelier in his native Korea.

After discovering his love of wine, Juwan self studied and passed the WSET Level 3 in 2007. Juwan also studied for the Court of Master Sommelier (CMS) and Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) qualifications. Among his accomplishments, he has represented Korea in the 2nd Asia-Oceania Best Sommelier Competition and ranked 5th. Also he has represented Hong Kong in the first Canadian Wine Sommelier Competition in Greater China in 2017 as Finalist. His passion for wine and food has taken him to many wine regions, including: Chile, France, Italy, Canada, Spain, China and Japan. He has drawn inspiration from his travels abroad which have taught him the true meaning of hospitality and service.

Juwan Kim

"Judging at the HKIWSC is absolutely the best opportunity to learn about judging from top professionals. I look forward to contributing and learning at same time.”

“Food and wine judging is the most unique part of the HKIWSC.”

“The HKIWSC is the most trustworthy Asian competition and derives its reputation from the strict rules for judging and its focus on Asian cuisine pairing."