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Bernice Cheng

Founder of xBorder Wines

Bernice founded xBorder Wines which focuses on the education and celebration of food and wines. She curates tastings and events, and as a WSET Certified Educator she provides wine education to corporates, students and wine lovers. She is a wine contributor to various blogs and a judge in international wine competitions.  As an ex corporate finance lawyer who had lived and worked in China for more than 10 years fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, she provides legal and operational advice to wine businesses in Europe and China.

Bernice is a Master of Wines candidate, a WSET Diploma holder awarded the scholarship by Concha y Toro, the 2nd most admirable wine brand in the world. She was captain of the team which took 1st place in the 2016 Hong Kong International Top Tasters Competition. Bernice is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, having attained the highest mark in the Introductory Sommelier exam and on the Dean's List in the Intensive Sommelier Program in The ICC, Northern California. She is accredited by the French Government as a French Wine Scholar and instructor, a VIA Italian Wine Ambassador and holds a Diploma with the Vintage Port Academy. Bernice is also a Certified Coffee Master with Starbucks Corporation. As a food lover, she is a graduate of the Leith’s Cooking School, London and a graduate of cooking schools in Loire Valley and Brittany in France, Bangkok and Chengdu.

Prior to catching the wine bug, Bernice was a corporate finance lawyer for 17+ years, qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales. She started her career with international law firms Slaughter and May and Freshfields based in London and Hong Kong. Followed by various leadership positions in General Electric Corporation and Starbucks Corporation based in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the U.S..