Marie Cheong Thong


Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Freelance writer and WSET-certified educator Marie Cheong-Thong has been judging spirits in the UK, Europe and the Far East for over 15 years.

She has visited wineries, distilleries and breweries all over the world as a food and beverage researcher, and was awarded a competitive scholarship by Genuine Education Network to research Japanese cuisine and sake making in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Cheong-Thong also hosts and organises wine, sake and culinary trips around the world. She is currently a board director of the British Sake Association, and member of the Circle of Wine Writers, the Association of Wine Educators, and the Japanese Culinary Academy.

Photo by Tobias Gorn.

Marie Cheong Thong