Lim Hwee Peng, CWE, FWS

About Lim Hwee Peng, CWE, FWS

MR LIM HWEE PENG, CWE, FWS is an experienced and well-qualified International Wine Specialist. After gaining an International Higher Certificate in Wines & Spirits from WSET (London, UK), Lim furthered his professional qualification with certifications from USA as a Certified Specialist in Wines (CSW), Society of Wine Educators; and Certified Napa Valley Wine Educators from NVV (Napa Valley Vintners & CIA). In Sept 2011, Lim has also successfully been awarded the Diploma in Spanish Wine Education (Wine Academy of Spain). Hwee Peng is also the first wine professional in Singapore and Asia to be certified by BIVB (Burgundy Wine Board) as a Bourgogne Wine Educator, and Bourgogne Wine Ambassador. In the first quarter of 2012, Lim has been awarded the professional title of French Wine Scholar (FWS) by the French Wine Society after graduating from its program; he was also accredited by Wine Australia as an Australian Wine Specialist & Educator. As of Dec 2015, Hwee Peng has also been certified by the Society of Wine Educators as a Certified Wine Educators (CWE), a professional qualification that, thus far, only 400+ professionals in the wine world have qualified. Lim continues to enhance his professionalism by involving in Wine Judging at International Wine Competitions such as Cata d’Or (Chile, Uruguay and Argentina), Michelangelo International Wine Show and VERITAS (South Africa); the Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2009, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2010, Margaret River Wine Show 2011, Adelaide Review Hot 100 2012, and Royal Hobart Wine Show 2014 in Australia; as well as an international judge at the 20th VinItaly International Wine Competition 2012 (Verona, Italy). In 2015, Hwee Peng’s credential as an international wine judge continued with involvement in Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015, Limestone Coast Wine Show 2015, and for the second consecutive invitation to judge at Royal Hobart Wine Show 2015. In the 46th McLaren Vale Wine Show 2010, Hwee Peng was not only an international wine judge, he was also the keynote speaker for the wine community delving on the ‘Dynamics of South East Asia Wine Market’. Lim was also given the opportunity to award a McLaren Vale wine for the International Wine Judge Trophy. Lim is also the appointed Chief Judge and lends his expertise to the Business Times Wine Challenge 2013 (inaugural), 2014 and 2015. In 2014, Hwee Peng graduated from the 33rd intake Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC) at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), Adelaide University, thus, certifying his wine judging skill and ability. Based on overall performance, Lim was also picked as the ‘Dux’ of AWAC 33. Lim’s passion for wine journalism has been rewarded with two World Gourmet Summit, Awards of Excellence, Regional Wine Article of the Year Awards in 2002 & 2003, and a finalist in same award event in 2004. These days, he continues his wine writing journey as a Contributing Wine Editor at Spirito di Vino Asia, a bi-monthly Wine & Spirit publication; as well as waxing lyrical on his wine blog ( Lim was also the honorary recipient (and first South East Asian) of the inaugural Australia Landmark Wine Tutorial Scholarship held in Barossa Valley, Australia in June 2009. On 9th May 2011, he was conferred as a member of L’Ordes des Coteaux de Champagne. Another of Lim’s passion is to see the local and regional wine industries increasing its professionalism through wine certification programs; thus, in 2009, his keenness and aspiration were recognized and acknowledged by a fellow wine critic – Curtis Marsh, as the Most Dynamic Wine Educator in Asia (www.thewanderingpalate). Appointed by the Society of Wine Educators (SWE), USA, the Lim Hwee Peng Sch. of Wine is the Program Provider and Administrator for the internationally-certified wine course – Certified Specialist in Wine (CSW) program since 2009. This international program is into its 24th intake, with more than 250 participants graduated through this inclusive and professional wine course. In 2014, The French Wine Scholar program joined his wine program portfolio available to Singapore and regional trade professionals. ** END **

By Lim Hwee Peng, CSW, FWS 10th June 2012 Despite years of actively engaging the market, I have to admit something has slipped by me while I was buried under the chores of day to day grunge. Unwittingly, I have missed out on the joy in engaging with fellow trade peers who are, primarily. passionate […]

25th Dec 2011 (inaugural feature of By Lim Hwee Peng, CSW Sometime ago, I chanced upon a research stating that modern day individuals are generally living longer than their forefathers; men are expected to live beyond 70 years old, while women enjoy a slightly longer voyage. Such conclusion was believable as enhanced diet has […]

As a wine lover, Lim understands the need to enjoy wines in restaurants that accord his favourite tipple with the right treatment (storage, service temperature, wine glasses, services, etc), or food that was created with their wines in mind. Lim also enjoys unwinding in drink joints (especially after a hectic week of intense work activities) such […]

One of’s purpose is to provide an independent review of wines that Mr Lim Hwee Peng, CSW has tasted in the course of his work as a wine journalist, wine educator and wine consultant for the wine, F&B and hospitality sectors. All wines reviewed here were either purchased by the writer or tasted during his […]