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Sharon Sng
President

Sharon was an investment banker in a previous life, but has since left the dark side and re-emerged as an upright & upstanding corporate citizen (when she hasn't over indulged at an IWFS event) with a large SGX-listed company as its SVP, Regional Investments & Indonesia.

She is an avid, albeit experimental weekend cook, who enjoys creating dishes with surprising local/asian touches. Having travelled extensively and visited several wine regions in Italy, France, USA, Slovenia, Germany, Australia, Tasmania and NZ, she remains partial to Burgundian & Piedmontese wines.

Sharon has been a member of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin since 2007, and has been serving as the Grand Secretaire since Aug 2015. She was also on the panel of tasters for Wine for Wine & Dine's Top restaurants guide for 2007-2008.

As a counterfoil to her food & wine hobbies, Sharon spends some of her free time running, skiing, practicing yoga, tennis, swimming and chasing after her young son.




Laurence Low
Vice President

Laurence Low enjoys spending time with family and friends, golf, ballroom dancing, good food, traveling, and good wines, in no particular order.

In his spare time, he is picking up photography and putting off hitting the gym.

 




Glenn Chin ChaoGlenn Chin Chao
Cellarmaster

Glenn's interest in wine began with Napa cabernets when he was working in the San Francisco Bay area in the mid 1990s. Since then, Glenn has developed an affinity for old world wines, primarily those from Italy and Bordeaux. But he still enjoys a good Napa cabernet.

Glenn is also a member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux, Singapore and enjoys getting together with friends to explore new restaurants and experiment with wine and food pairings.

 

 
Ann Soh
Secretary

Ann enjoys cooking and baking since her teens, and wine was a second love after she discovered how well they paired with food. Her interest in wines started in University, with a New Zealand Riesling that was paired with some Chinese food. Intrigued by the pairing, she made it a point to learn more about wines through reading, visits to the vineyards in New Zealand and Australia, tastings and enjoying them with friends.

Eventually, a stint with a wine distribution company gave her exposure to old world wines, before her move to work with a statutory board. Since deciding to leave full time work recently, she has renewed her interest in wines. Current preferences are whites from Sancerre and Alsace, reds from Margaux, and delightful Sauternes.
 

 
Andy Sim
Hon Treasurer

Andy enjoys food and wine. He enjoys movies as well; Sideways and Bottle Shock are good movies with wine theme. You get to learn more about Californian Pinot Noir from watching Sideways and the Judgement of Paris from watching Bottle Shock. His mantra – “It’s all in the terrior!”. A good wine - Climate, soil, and terrain. A good outing - Friends, food, and wine.



Joyce Chang
Committee Member

A lawyer by profession, Joyce Chang joined the society in 1999 and was most recently its president from 2011-2013. She first joined the committee in 2002-2005 as honorary secretary and more recently as cellarmaster in 2008-2011. She has also served on the committee of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Singapore as Grand Secretaire and Grand Argentier.

As cellarmaster, Joyce strengthened the society cellar by purchasing older vintage Bordeaux and Burgundy from diverse merchants in London, Europe and Singapore. Sound en primeur purchases in 2008 and 2009 ensure that the society will continue to enjoy excellent wines from its cellar for years to come. The society now has an extremely well stocked cellar with some of the finest wines from all over the world, including first growth Bordeaux and grand cru Burgundy.

Joyce completed the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Advanced course in 2008 with distinction. She has a passion for excellent wine and food and a soft spot for the wines of Cheval Blanc and Burgundy.




Chen Chuen Tat
Committee Member

Known to many as “CT” in the Society since joining in 2003, he has served in the Committee since 2006. When the Society decided to sever its long time affiliation with the IWFS (London), CT was called upon to volunteer his expertise and guided the Committee with the much needed legal insight to the matter. CT served as the President of the Society from 2008 to 2011 before stepping down to be its Vice President.

A practicing lawyer since 1989, CT’s first introduction and exposure to the wonderful world of French wines started with an exquisite 1990 Pomerol. Since then, he has had the pleasure of exploring many fine wines from all over the world, ranging from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Spain and America, but ultimately, his love for French wines prevails over the rest.

A food lover himself, CT is active in many other dining and social groups that meet regularly to experience different kinds of cuisine and cooking styles. It is during these sessions, that they have fun trying out and pairing different wines to the differing types of food. It is a valuable experience that CT cherish as it helps provide him that value added edge to experiment, scrutinize and work with the chefs and the Society’s committee on each and every event to provide the Society members a wonderful dinner every time.

Under his enthusiastic leadership, the vibrancy and enthusiasm for the Society’s events has been renewed and many quality events have been sold out within hours of it being announced. He attributes this to the faith that members have in his team and feels very blessed to have everyone’s unwavering and loyal support.

Together with his capable Cellarmaster, he has also restored the inbalance of the society’s cellar by introducing the acquisition of more Burgundy and replenishing older vintage Bordeaux that were previously consumed. The society can now boast of having one of the most well stocked cellar in terms of variety and vintages around.

During CT’s term, the Society has also seen its first Winery Trip to South Africa in 2009 followed by a trip to Tuscany in 2010 for its members, which were raving successes, as well as its successful re-launch of our official website herein.

 

 
Rachel Chen
Committee Member

Rachel has a real passion for food and wine and particularly enjoys a full bodied glass of Bordeaux. Having said that, she does have varied tastes and enjoys both old world and new world wines - and what she drinks depends on her mood and disposition on that day. She is one who "lives to eat" and is adventurous in her willingness to taste new types of cuisine. She takes particular pleasure in trying to deconstruct a dish and incorporates what she learns into the weekend dinners she sometimes prepares for her family.

She also enjoys travelling, boot camp fitness regimes, spending time with her family and dogs and volunteering at Willing Hearts.



Peter Wong
Committee Member

Peter is a paediatrician by day, while by night he’s… still a paediatrician. If he’s missing from an IWFS event, he’s probably caring for sick kids in the paediatric emergency department, or possibly away on a medical mission trip.

Peter’s interest in wines started when he and his wife visited Margaret River in 2005. Since then he’s enjoyed travelling to wine regions around the world including Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, the Mosel, Rioja, Marlborough, Coonawarra and the Yarra Valley.

He is particularly fond of very old wines, particularly aged Burgundy and Piemonte from the 1940’s to 1970’s. He enjoys blind-tasting and writing wine notes.

Peter’s taste in food is eclectic. His perennial favourites include Hainanese chicken rice, Loire pigeon and uni don. His most unforgettable meals have been at Azurmendi in Larrabetxu, Spain, and Shinji by Kanesaka at Raffles Hotel. Now and then, he enjoys reverse-searing a wagyu ribeye for family and friends at home. Peter has an avid interest in food photography as well.

Having been an IWFS member for close to a decade, Peter joined the IWFS committee in 2015. He is also a member of the Confrerie de Chevaliers du Tastevin.


 
Bernhard Steiner
Committee Member

Bernhard is Chief Risk officer for Bank of American Merrill Lynch APAC. He lived in Singapore for 13years. Before that in London, Moscow, New York and Switzerland, where he originates from.
Bernhard and his Wife Elena are passionate wine lovers, like classical music and enjoy Golf.

 
 

 



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