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Derek Li

Speciality Wine
FromHong Kong
CompanyJIA Group
PositionGroup Sommelier

With over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Derek Li has cultivated a profound understanding of global wine trends and professional knowledge in the food and beverage field. Despite the wide recognition he received across the industry, Derek never stopped learning, in hopes of sharing interesting stories behind the wines and exploring the beauty of wine and food pairing with the guests. Derek was awarded as the Best Sommelier in Greater China 2015 by Sopexa Hong Kong and he is a holder of both Wine and Spirit Education Trust (W.S.E.T) Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits and Advance Sommelier issued by the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS).

Derek Li

"I hope to contribute professinal comments for the wine judging and ideas for the perfect pairing with the food judging.

I believe HK IWSC is one of the leading competitions in the market and its results are sought by consumers to help them make better purchasing choices."