Training & educator, Purchasing and Marketing, MW
Jennifer resides in Hong Kong and splits her time between Hong Kong and Shanghai heading up top importer distributor Summergates portfolio and leading their brand management (and educators) team. Her teams help producers build their brand and distribution in China, Hong Kong and Macau, in addition to providing training and education (including WSET) for staff and customers.
Jennifer moved to Asia in 2018 in order to be closer to the dynamic Asian wine market where she is able to build upon her commercial experience using her Mandarin Chinese and French language skills. She brings with her 12 years of UK wine experience in sales, fine wine and buying. For over six years, she used her acute palate, which enabled her to pass her MW practical tasting exam on the first attempt, to select wines for venerated importer, Liberty Wines’ award-winning portfolio as their wine and sake buyer. Jennifer was responsible for selecting wines from France, Spain, South Africa, China and Germany, in addition to many other countries, for importation into the UK and Ireland for distribution into restaurants, independent retailers and multiple retailers. Jennifer also judges wine and sake competitions for Decanter World Wine Awards, International Wine Challenge Sake Competition and the Beijing Fangshan International Wine & Chinese Cuisine Pairing Competition and writes a wine lifestyle column for DecanterChina.com.