Marie Cheong-Thong

Freelance educator, presenter, writer and photographer for food, wine, sake & Asian spirits.

Special subjects

Sake, wine, spirits (shōchū, baijiu, rum armagnac), indigenous foods, food ingredients.

Languages spoken

English, some Cantonese and Hokkien, learning Japanese.

Regular work

Teaching short courses and masterclasses. Wine and spirits judging (UK, Japan, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland). Commissioned articles. Expert interviews.

Advisory boards / Awards

Board director of British Sake Association; Council Member of the Association of Wine Educators; Member of the Circle of Wine Writers; Judging Committee of the International Wine & Spirits Competition, Technical Director Asian Spirits of the CINVE (Spain), Certified Educator WSET, Sake & Shōchū Educator at Sake School of America, Overseas Member of the Japanese Culinary Academy, WSET Diploma Wine & Spirits, Diploma with Distinction from Le Cordon Bleu London.

Commercial interests

None. Independent freelancer.