Hong Kong’s youngest Master of Wine, Sarah Heller, has been appointed as wine editor for Asia Tatler, taking over from American wine critic James Suckling.
The appointment was announced by the Master of Wine on her social media in April.
In her first column for the luxury magazine as wine editor, she promises “a heady ride” ahead to guide readers to discover unexplored wine regions, wine trends and different cultures.
“In the coming months I’ll be taking you on a journey through unexplored wine regions, discussing emerging trends and highlighting classics worth revisiting. We’ll dig into the ways wine, like my first love, art, is more than your everyday luxury good; how it’s a vessel for culture, profuse sensation and deep meaning like few of life’s other pleasures. So buckle up; it’s going to be a heady ride.” Heller wrote in Tatler.
The appointment also means that Heller has taken over from American wine critic James Suckling , who was contributing to Asia Tatler and is now writing for another Hong Kong’s luxury magazine Prestige.
A keen wine educator, talented taster and an acclaimed wine writer, Heller is one of the most influential figures in Hong Kong’s wine scene today.
In 2017, she became the youngest person at the time to pass the grueling Master of Wine examinations only at the age of 29.
Heller also developed new wine brands for Almásy Collection, and came up with a Visual Tasting Note project, which uses art to visualise wine tasting notes instead of traditional texts.