Philip is a wine lover, with a professional accountant background.
His passion is about the joy of wine. Specifically, it’s about his adventures in wine as he studied for his WSET Diploma and has been exploring vineyards and wines from around the world.
As an accountant, he had acted as the scruitineer for the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition for three consecutive years, where he got inspired to explore the world of wines and spirits. The traits of an accountant drive him to look for evidences in each bottle of wine I tasted which express its place of origin: reflecting the culture, the climate, the soil, the winemaker’s practice, and so much more.
He is also passionate about sharing with others what he knows about wines and how he likes to pair them with food. Yes, he cooks too! So, he writes about wines, creates wine information tables, organizes tasting workshops, teaches wine classes for private groups or corporates, and hosts wine dinners.
While cult wines with their fame and quality are not short of deep-pocketed fans, he believes with his wine knowledge he can also show to the mass of wine lovers the wide range of styles of value-for-money items representative of each winemaking region.
Now, he is also a management consultant, with a particular focus on hotels and restaurants, advising on F&B business strategies, policies and procedures, business performance improvements, wine and beverage up-selling; planning, reviewing and designing wine lists; writing wine reviews and marketing brochures, etc.