The 11th China National Sommelier Competition

On August 11th, the 11th Edition of the China National Sommelier Competition was held at the Garden Hotel in Shanghai with great success! Roussillon, as the first main sponsor of the China Sommelier Competition, is devoted to bringing more experience and information on this big annual event!

The China National Sommelier Competition is sponsored by theAsian Wine Institute and theRoussillon Wines Council, and hosted by Tommy LAM. It is devoted to comprehensively improving the professional knowledge and service level of Chinese sommeliers, encouraging more young staff to devote themselves to the sommelier industry, and constantly expanding the popularity and influence of sommeliers. This partnership has been ongoing for many years, with ever better transmission of knowledge to an ever more receptive pool of candidates, both growing in number and quality. This is a testament to the hard work of both the Asian Wine Institute and the Roussillon Wines Council.

Top three outstanding sommeliers win out from this competition, they are:

王逢源 King WANG



From Jing An Shangri-la Hotel Shanghai

 刘菲菲 Feifei LIU

Second place

Feifei LIU

From The Middle House Shanghai

吴耀亨 Henry WU

Third place

Henry WU

From Morton Steak House Guangzhou

Top 10 Sommeliers to reach the final, they are:

陈文Tyler CHEN | Kerry Hotel Shanghai

耿高龙Stone GENG | L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Shanghai

胡映霞Cassie HU | The Temple House Chengdu

李涛Bruce LI | China World Summit Wing Beijing

刘菲菲Fei Fei LIU | The Middle House Shanghai

 刘嘉伦Walter LIU | Hakkasan Shanghai

王逢源King WANG | Jing An Shangri-la Hotel Shanghai

吴耀亨Henry WU | Morton Steak House Guangzhou

杨智淙Sol YANG | Wine Universe by Little Somms Shanghai

朱宏奕Yulia ZHU | Langham Hotel Shanghai



In order to celebrate the top three winners, the Roussillon Wines Councilpresented three excellent sommeliers with a Chateau Les Pins Rouge 2014 1.5L and a set of elegant collar cases with the symbol of Roussillon Wines Council.

In addition, in the 11th year of the competition, there are still a record number of applicants taking part. Congratulations to the above award-winning sommeliers. Another good news is that the Special Roussillon Prize Competition, organised every year, was wonby Cassie HU.


Eric Aracil givingCassie HU her award

“Roussillon Prize”, is an award given by the Roussillon Wine Councilfor excellent sommeliers who win a visitto Roussillon the following year. The winner must first demonstrate his rich knowledge and understanding of the region and its wines. We hope that this trip will bring our sommelier winner with an even better understanding of this region “blessed by the gods.”


Eric Aracil will represent Roussillon as one of the judges during the competition.


Eric Aracil addressed in the award ceremony.


All judges for the competition


The competition lasted three hours in total, and the three finalists went through various stages to present to the judges and the audience an amazing performance of skills and a deep understanding of wine.

We are looking forward to the birth of more and more excellent sommeliers in China. Meanwhile, we will be looking forward to the 2020 regional tour of Roussillon with Cassie Hu and the winners of the Young Sommelier Competition.

Congratulations once again to this year’s excellent sommeliers! And congratulations to Cassie HU for winning the Roussillon Prize, King WANG for winning best sommelier, Feifei LIU for her second place and Henry WU for third place.