Eastern expansion: Opus One opens Hong Kong, Tokyo offices

Opus One has opened sales offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo, according to a press release from the California-based winery. Yvonne Chiong Mougin, a Singapore native, current Hong Kong resident, and contributor to this blog, will head the Hong Kong office, which will also be responsible for covering continental China and Singapore. She has previously worked at Jean-Georges in  Shanghai and a China restaurant group. Yasuko Cadby will head the Tokyo office.

A native of Singapore now living in Hong Kong, Ms. Yvonne Chiong Mougin takes on responsibility for sales in Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China and Singapore. One of the youngest English-Chinese speaking sommeliers in Singapore and Mainland China, Ms. Chiong Mougin has worked the last ten years in all facets of the wine and spirits industry. She worked four years as head sommelier with Jean-Georges Shanghai and later as buyer for a Chinese-owned restaurant group in China, Hong Kong and Tokyo. As a freelance wine consultant, she collaborated with major distributors and wine and spirits producers in markets throughout Asia. Ms. Chiong Mougin has achieved many awards within the industry and has acted as contributing writer, speaker and guest taster for Starwine-New York, Sopexa-China, World of Food-China and Wine & Dine-Shanghai. She has been featured in international magazines such as Wine Spectator USA, Vogue-Taiwan, Wine & Dine-Singapore, Chinese Bordeaux Guide and Sommeliers International France.

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