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Simon Tam joined Christie’s in March 2011 as Head of Wine, China. Based in Hong Kong, Simon is responsible for developing Christie's wine sales in Asia, with particular focus on client relationships in Greater China. Simon works closely with the company's established wine teams in Amsterdam, Geneva, London, Paris and New York. In 1999, Christie's was the first international auction house to organise a wine auction in Hong Kong and today has the largest and most experienced team in the world. A pioneer educator, communicator and wine consultant in Greater China, Simon has over 20 years of experience developing and nurturing the Chinese Wine Market. A highly specialised award-winning consultant to the wine industry, Simon was voted “The Best Wine Consultant” by UK’s Wine Business International magazine. He is the founder of the Independent Wine Centre in Hong Kong and Shanghai (www.iwinecentre.com), Founding Chairman of the Greater China Wine Critics Association and co-founding director of Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition. In addition, Simon serves on several Hong Kong SAR government advisory committees related to the wine industry and is a member of numerous professional groups including the Chaine des Rotisseurs, Chevalier de Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne. As an active columnist and speaker, he regularly writes for international media and has spoken at major wine conferences worldwide such as VINEXPO and the London International Wine Fair. He also created an iPhone/iPad app “Flavour Colours” - the world's first Chinese food and wine pairing app. Simon graduated from Regency and Roseworthy Colleges in Australia in Hospitality Management and Wine Marketing. He is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Tim Triptree joined the London Wine department in 2005 after graduating with a Distinction in the Wine Business Management MBA at the Business School of the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and working in the trade for Majestic Wine. He has studied for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma, gaining a Distinction in 2008 and also winning the Sherry Institute Scholarship and the Constellation Scholarship which involved complimentary visits to the wine producing regions of Jerez and New Zealand respectively. He is currently studying for the Master of Wine and was delighted to win the Trinity Champagne Scholarship out of all the first year MW students in 2008. Tim has a particular interest in wines from France, especially Burgundy and Bordeaux and Spain. He speaks Spanish having lived in the wine producing area of Mendoza in Argentina.
Fai Lo is a Junior Wine Specialist for Christie’s Hong Kong. Fai supports the Wine department heads in the areas of inspection and authentication, catalogue production, consignment valuation and negotiation, and client relations, with a particular focus on developing client relationships in the Greater China region. Fai received his Bachelor’s in Business Management from City University of Hong Kong and his Master’s in Marketing from the University of New South Wales in Australia. He speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Austin Zhang is a Junior Wine Specialist for Christie’s Hong Kong. Austin supports the Wine department heads in the areas of inspection and authentication, catalogue production, consignment valuation and negotiation, and client relations, with a particular focus on developing client relationships in Mainland China. Recognized for his passion and extensive knowledge of the wine industry, Austin has contributed to different Chinese wine media, including Wine in China. Austin received his Bachelor’s in Viticulture & Enology and his Master’s in Food Biotechnology in Wine Science, in addition to a Level 3 certification in WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) from China Agricultural University in Beijing. He is native in Mandarin and fluent in English.
David Elswood joined Christie's Wine Department in 1985, originally working on South Kensington sales before becoming an Associate Director and auctioneer in 1989. Following a move to King Street headquarters in 1990 he was appointed Deputy Head of Department in 1994 and received his directorship in 1998. In 2000 he left to explore the new challenges of internet wine auctions and rejoined the Christie's team in early 2002 as Head of European Sales. Since 2003 he has held the position of International Head of Wine Sales and Principal Auctioneer, presiding over Christie's wine sales in Europe and the United States. Mr Elswood's stated main aims are to ensure that Christie's continue to dominate the world of wine auctions and to maintain their global position as the number one house for fine and rare wines.
Chris Munro returned to Christie’s in 2004 to lead the team in the London Wine Department. He is responsible for strengthening Christie’s service with wine buyers across Europe and raising the quality of wine sales at Christie’s. Under his watch, the department hosted highly successful sales of wine direct from the top Bodegas of Rioja, the Cellars of Gaston Huet and the producers of both Sauternes and Champagne. Chris started his career at Christie’s Wine Department in New York in 1997, and then transferred to the Wine Department in London. In 1999, he had the opportunity to join an Internet wine auction house as European Business Manager, which allowed him to increase his knowledge of both wine on the Internet and the complicated workings of the European trade. Chris’s passion is for the wines of France, but he has also developed a strong affinity with the fine wines of Rioja and the rare sweet wines of Tokay.
A background in hotel management and an impressive track record as beverage manager of various prestigious restaurants in London provided Ms. Holmes with over 17 years of wine trade experience. She joined Christie’s London in 1990 and helped to develop and grow Christie’s presence in the international wine market. In 2000, she temporarily relocated to Los Angeles to lead Christie’s team of wine specialists and to develop various theme sales, including the unique and very popular "California Only" sale. Now back in London, she has resumed her previous role as senior specialist and auctioneer for South Kensington wine sales, working closely with the London specialist team to develop Christie’s varied sales program.
Peter Mansell rejoined Christie’s wine department in March 2013, having spent a year in Australia studying for a Masters degree in Wine Business at the University of Adelaide. Peter started his career at Christie’s in London in February 2000, having spent 5 years working for the wine department of leading department store Selfridges.
He moved to the Netherlands in 2002 to take up the position of head of the Amsterdam wine department before leaving to Australia at the end of 2011.
Outside of the classic wines of France, Peter particularly enjoys Rioja and the fine wines of Australia.
Anthony Hanson's distinguished career in the wine industry has spanned several countries and several decades. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, this wine connoisseur and wine scholar is sought after as an international wine judge and most recently served as Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine in London. Among numerous appearances on international stages, Mr. Hanson shared the spotlight in March 1999 with Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and Robert M. Parker, Jr., one of today's best known wine writers, participating in The Bordeaux Debate at Bordeaux University. In 1982, the first edition of Burgundy, Mr. Hanson's landmark publication, was released. The book is believed to have prompted the many changes he describes in the award-winning second edition of his book published in 1995. Mr. Hanson has been the Burgundy correspondent for Microsoft's On-Line Wine Guide, and plans on sharing his wealth of knowledge with buyers and sellers of wine in a series of seminars and lectures in conjunction with Christie's renowned wine courses. Anthony Hanson has been a Master of Wine since 1976.
Since joining Christie’s in 2001, Mr. Torrence was Head of Sales of our Los Angeles Saleroom through 2008. During his stewardship, Mr. Torrence achieved many world records from Los Angeles including the present record for 6 magnums of Château Mouton-Rothschild at $345,000. Mr. Torrence has helped to bring many world class collections to Auction including: The Extraordinary Private Cellar of Doris Duke, The Quintessential Modern Cellar, the first Los Angeles Evening Sale and Grand Crus Part II: The Collection of Christen Sveaas. During his long tenure at Christie’s, he has held several Master Classes with Anthony Hanson M.W., which have included such prominent wine producers as Jean-Méo (Méo-Camuzet), Angelo Gaja (Gaja), Fréderic Engerer (Château Latour), Hospices de Beaune and Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Mr. Torrence travels the globe to work with our extensive network of colleagues from Asia to New York to Help create excellent client experiences. In late 2009, Mr. Torrence enjoyed a brief sojourn as Vice President of Business Development with Benchmark Wine Group to learn more about on-line selling and marketing. Among his long list of palmarès, Mr. Torrence is most proud of his four year span teaching a sophisticated wine course at UCLA.
Mr. Holmberg has been involved with fine and rare wines for over 15 years. He recently returned to Christie’s in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus, during which he launched Vinfolio’s buying and selling of private collections. Most recently, he worked with Napa Valley-based Benchmark Wine Group in overseeing its expansion into the United States East Coast region. Mr. Holmberg’s concentration in online sales and his marketing experience of fine and rare wines are key assets for the future of Christie’s Wine Department. During his earlier work at Christie’s in the early 2000s, Mr. Holmberg’s responsibilities ranged from appraising and cataloguing to overseeing Master Classes, connoisseur tastings and highprofile fine and rare wine auctions, such as the single owner sales of the Cellar of Doris Duke, the Lenoir Josey Collection and several successful Burgundy-focused sales. He is a member of the Confrérie des Chevalier du Tastevin.
Mr. Antin first became interested in wine while living and working at Château de Belleverne in Beaujolais, France. He returned to the United States and worked in wine retail before assuming his current position as Specialist in Christie’s Wine Department, where he is involved in cataloguing, catalogue design and production, wine appraisal and other duties. He holds an Advanced Certificate with Distinction from the WSET, where he won the Niki Singer Memorial Scholarship for wine study, and is an auctioneer at Christie’s. In addition, Mr. Antin is a commercially rated pilot and has been published in Food & Wine Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Virginia Quarterly Review and Glimmer Train, where he won the award for short fiction.
Mr. Paul joined Christie’s as an Associate Specialist in January of 2012 after more than ten years as sommelier and wine director in some of New York’s finest restaurants. Originally from central Maine, Mr. Paul studied Classics, Philosophy and French at Clark University in Worcester, MA. His enthusiasm for wine began during an academic year at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon and later led to extensive travels throughout France. Mr. Paul is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers and the American Sommelier Association, and has achieved the level of Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Mr. Young joined Christie’s in 2011 after working in numerous Three-Star Michelin restaurants around the world. He graduated from Cornell University with a Hospitality Degree, where he was presented with the Julius Wile Commanderie de Bordeaux aux Etats-Unis d’Amerique Bordeaux Education Prize. He was also a winner of the Clear Indexes LLC Clear Next Generation ETF Contest, presenting a revolutionary ETF comprising of Bordeaux Wine and Weather Futures. In addition, he holds a Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.