XILIAN Xu is the Wine educator of Asia Wine Service and Education Centre (AWSEC®), with head office based in Hongkong and offices around Asia for 26 years. AWSEC is the first educator in Asia to win the “WSET Educator of the Year” award out of 500 providers in 62 countries. In 2015, AWSEC has also been awarded the “French Wine Scholar Program Provider of the year”. XILIAN XU holds a Diploma from the UK’s WSET, from whom she teaches WSET from level 1 to 3 in AWSEC China. She also has gained qualifications in and is the certified educator of other institutions, including Wines of Chile Academy, CIVB, Wines of German Academy, Wines from Spain, Barossa Wine School, New Zealand Wine Certification Programme, Wines of South Africa Academy and Sake Sommelier. After an intensive training in Japan, she is a certified Sake Sommelier to teach Sake Sommelier Association courses in the mainland of China. XILIAN XU has gained rich experience in wine business and education through her last 11 years working experience, from which she met a lot of experienced wine professionals in the world. She is also the Chinese translator of Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson. With the passion in the wine, XILIAN XU is dedicated to share her experiences and discoveries through her teaching. In addition to wine education, she has also involved in wine judging competitions, wine writing and events.
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