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Kevin Tang - member


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Seasoned wine professional and qualified wine educator Kevin K Tang is lead wine lecturer to various local universities and a museum. Academic Adviser and External Examiner to various education boards, he holds the Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in the UK, a Teaching Certificate, and a Masters in Comparative History (Europe concentration). Ex-manager Concord Wines, Kevin’s specialization in wines is mid-range Bordeaux and high-end Burgundies.

Member of the Institute of Wine and Spirits (UK), the Wine Writers of Canada, Federation Internationale Journalistes Ecritvains des Vin and Spirteux, the Hong Kong Wine Society and the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing, Kevin is a sought-after commentator on wines and wine education in the region.

Kevin is proud of his East-meets-West heritage. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he had lived and worked in Montreal, Toronto, New York on wine, spirit, liquor and liquor packaging. Outside wines, his main interest is classical guitar music from Baroque to Modern, playing works from Bach to Brouwer. He had played professionally in Vieux Montreal, Quebec.

Current wine related activities

Kevin held various master classes in decanting, modern wines for restaurants and fusion food and wine matching for HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (November), the Wine and Dine Fair for Hong Kong Tourism Board (November), the Open Unversity of Hong Kong(May) and the Bar and restaurant Exhibition Asia(August) in 2009.

Kevin's appointments in 2010 include:

External Examiner, Caritas Communication and Education Services(Four Diploma subjects in Hospitality, Services, Food and Wine);
Academic Adviser, Open University of Hong Kong LiPace;
Lecturer, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong(Complementary Studies Programme);
Lecturer, The Open University of Hong Kong LiPace(Professional Diploma Programme in Wine Assessment);
Instructor, Hong Kong Heritage Museum;
Instructor, Town Gas Cooking School(Wine Studies), Hong Kong; and
Programme Director, Concord Institute of Wine, Hong Kong
As wine writer, Kevin has been a regular columnist and contributor to WineNow, a leading local wine magazine in circulation on Cathay Pacific Airline cabin flights serving the Asia Pacific region. He is wine columnist to leading lifestyle magazine, including iWatch, Lady iWatch, and Connoisseur Leading the World’s Finest, and has been a popular freelancer for many other publications.

Services offered

Trade & consumer seminars & tastings
Staff training
Freelance writing
Corporate, client appreciation and private wine tastings
Consumer Wine courses