Thomas Ling is Malaysia’s first Certified Sommelier (CMS,UK), an accredited International Bordeaux Educator with the CIVB, France, since 2009 and is both a Certified Specialist of Wine and Spirits (CSW, CSS) with the Society of Wine Educators, USA. Thomas is also a Certified Saké Educator & Specialist (SSA,UK & SEC,Japan), Master of Saké (International Kikisake-shi, SSI Japan) and a Certified Whisky Ambassador / Educator (UK). He is a regularly invited speaker for industry trade seminars, and judges in established global wine & spirits competitions. He has worked in various wine regions during his 20 years journey in the industry. His first Bordeaux vendage experience was in St Emilion during the scorching 2003 vintage.