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[2019] Juwan Kim

Speciality Wine
FromHong Kong
CompanyLa Petite Maison
PositionHead Sommelier

Korean native, Juwan Kim is the Head Sommelier at La Petite Maison 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. His passion for wine and food has taken him to many wine regions, including: Chile, France, Italy and Japan. He has drawn inspiration from his travels abroad and taught him the true meaning of hospitality and service.

[2019] 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."