Lin Liu MW
Became an MW 2020
Based in France
Languages English, French, Mandarin
Home city: Floressas
Home country: France
A Chinese national originally from Hangzhou, Lin started her wine studies in 2011, and her passion for wine has never faded. Now based in Cahors, France at Château de Chambert, Lin has devoted herself to many aspects of the wine world: trading, winemaking, tasting, judging, writing and wine education. Since June 2020, Lin has started to build her role to become an independent wine critic and wine journalist, for Chinese readers.
Lin Liu MW holds a BA (Zhejiang University), an MBA, where she won a full fee scholarship award (Aberdeen Business School) and received the top graduate award when completing her WSET Diploma (Austrian Wine Academy). Before wine, she held senior positions in the investment consultancy sector (foreign direct investment to China) and the whisky industry. Outside of wine, Lin usually indulges herself painting, cooking, mushroom hunting, making pottery, gardening or sailing.
Primary area(s) of work: Wine production, Strategy, Communication
Industry sector(s): Winemaking, Business owner, Journalism, Consultant, Wine judge
Wine styles: Fine and rare wines, Sparkling wine, Champagne, Sweet wines, Still wines
Wine region expertise: Austria, Germany, France, Italy
Market expertise: Asia, China
Specialisms: Biodynamics, Organic viticulture, Investment strategies, Branding, Wine judging