Fongyee Walker MW (Master of Wine) is the cofounder, with Edward Ragg, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, Beijing’s first and fully independent wine consulting and education service (est. 2007), and also the only provider teaching the full WSET Level 4 Diploma. She is one of mainland China’s most qualified wine educators, having passed her Master of Wine (MW) examinations on top of years of experience as a teacher in a variety of areas.
Fongyee has also delivered special trade-targeted wine courses in Mandarin for bodies such as Wine Australia, the Hawke’s Bay Wine Association, the Napa Valley Vintners and numerous other groups.
As a wine judge, Fongyee has judged at numerous wine competitions, such as the International Wine Challenge (UK), the Hong Kong International Wines and Spirits Competition, Royal Melbourne Wine Show, Old Mutual Trophy (South Africa) Wine Show, the Qantas Western Australia Wine Show, the Hunter Valley Wine Show as well as many other regional wine shows.
Fongyee is currently a columnist for Decanter Magazine, but has also written for Wine Review, RVF China and Wine in China among others. Fongyee is also the star of Wok ’n Wine, a popular internet-broadcast show about Chinese cuisines and wine matching, which has more than 4 million viewers.