WHY JAMES SUCKLING WINE CENTRAL
James Suckling Wine Central is the go-to destination for all wine professionals, discerning collectors and avid wine lovers. Founded by Asia’s No. 1 international wine critic James Suckling, the wine showroom and restaurant is an extension of his high-profile wine tours in Asia, serving exclusively wines with ratings of 90 points and above.
James believes that everyone should have the opportunity to taste and learn about the great wines in the world. James Suckling Wine Central puts forward the most innovate wine program in Hong Kong — or perhaps the whole of Asia — with the largest offering of nearly 300 wines by the glass, as well as daily tastings and highly conceptualized wine events hosted by our expert team of sommeliers — and sometimes even James himself. The wine menu by the bottle boasts an impressive number of 500 references from around the world.
Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Marie has lived in many different countries, but her professional experience has always been with wine. In her role at JamesSuckling.com, she strives for efficiency and growing the business, particularly in Asia. She loves traveling around the world, cooking and sports, and her favorite wine is Romanee-Conti 1978. Marie has a long history in the wine trade, working in the past for top London wine merchants such as Justerini & Brooks and Corney & Barrow. She speaks Korean, Japanese, English, and French and resides in Hong Kong as well as Italy.
As the most talented Ukrainian wine director in Hong Kong, it is no surprise that Andrii Stetsiuk has chosen the best wine bar in Hong Kong as his home from home. At James Suckling Wine Central he manages the daily wine program and maintains the wine inventory, while also taking care of daily operations. He also occasionally coordinates tastings and logistics for James Suckling in Hong Kong and abroad. Before starting with James Suckling Wine Central, Andrii was a cellar master and head sommelier for Oceania Cruises, and a sommelier at Kempinski Hotel in St. Petersburg. His passion for wine is boundless – he is a certified sommelier and continues to upgrade his knowledge daily.