Terence has years of experience in the corporate world. Meeting deadlines, leading and managing projects and responsibility covering a number of countries in Asia Pacific was undoubtedly challenging and satisfying but turning to viticulture and wine making leads to an entirely different interesting world.
Being a wine connoisseur is not enough for Terence. He always mixed work and study together, putting in many hours of discipline and that was how he earned his postgraduate Masters in business administration, information technology and electronic commerce. The learning paths were all interesting but it was reading for the Masters in viticulture and wine technology at Melbourne university which really satisfied his crave for wine knowledge.
Terence is passionate about wine and loves to share his knowledge. Apart from consulting work, he runs classes to suit people with different level of wine knowledge. His clients include Hong Kong Bank private banking, Standard Chartered bank, Swiss Prestige just to name a few.
Before getting into the wine business he wrote about wine for local media in Hong Kong. At that time the level of writing and depth of knowledge were coming from a wine connoisseur. In recent years, he wrote for a number of newspapers (Guangzhou Daily China, Southern Metropolis China, Hong Kong Daily)*, magazines (Hong Kong Economic Journals, Chef Media United Kingdom)*. He published a wine book with an emphasis on enjoying wine and wine investment techniques for beginner with Enrich publishing and was an invited guest on Cable TV HK on wine investment.
Compared to writing articles as a wine connoisseur, his style of writing has changed completely. His focus is always on easy to understand technicalities. He has always said it loud and clear, "Wine does not lie!". In his words, terroir is a representation of soil, micro-climate, macro climate, the viticultural management team and the wine making team.
Once he told a reporter in an interview, "Burgundian style of Pinot Noir cannot easily be made in the New World countries such as New Zealand and Australia. But a complicated and elegant Pinot Noir produced in Tasmania is also a food from God which makes the wine makers in Burgundy envy. Terroir becomes an identity and is the result of what nature offers and the hard work of the teams."
Wine exploration is fun especially when one takes the journey with an open mind.
* Examples given are non-exhaustive