Asian Palate won the Gourmand Award's Best Food and Wine Pairing book in the World against nearly 6,000 other books from 136 countries. It was also short-listed as one of four books considered for the Andre Simon Award. This award-winning book was written by Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian Master of Wine -- the only Asian person to hold this title and one of only 289 MWs in the world. Jeannie’s passion for food and wine inspired her to create a pioneering website www.AsianPalate.com in 2010 that celebrates the world of Asian food and wine and contains thousands of wine ratings, reviews and pairing suggestions. Jeannie is currently Contributing Editor for Decanter UK and weekly columnist for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post and mainland China’s China Business News. She is also a Consultant for Singapore Airlines and is involved in selecting all the wines served on all routes. Jeannie is a highly sought-after wine judge, educator and wine critic. Recognized for her iconic style and contributions to the wine industry, Jeannie won the Vinitaly Award in 2009.