Exclusive Global Wine Ambassador
of Hainan Airlines
Mr. Yang Lu is the first and only Chinese Master Sommelier in the world, a prestigious title that is the highest distinction of wine industry and held by only 269 people worldwide. He is the most important wine personality in China and enjoys an impeccable reputation.
As the leading wine authority, Mr. Yang Lu has made tremendous achievements in many sectors. He is appointed as the wine consultant for Shangri-La Hotel Group, and provide all-round services for multiple Michelin restaurants, such as wine list consultation, food and wine pairing and staff training. He belongs to the committee board of the famous Black Pearl Guide of Dianping.com, and the only member from the wine industry. He founded Grapea & Co Institute, the foremost wine education and service institution in China, providing a learning platform for professionals and wine lovers in more than 10 cities. Meanwhile, Mr. Yang Lu serves as Chief Wine Editor for the world-renowned magazine Food & Wine (China Version), and is a columnist for DecanterChina.com. Over the years, he translated and published World Atlas of Wine and How to Taste, which instantly become the best-sellers and serves as classic industry references.
For his contribution and dedication to the wine industry, Mr. Yang Lu has been awarded with many international recognitions, including “2018 Man of the Year” by the Drink Business and “Young Hope” by French Agriculture Ministry.