Austin (Xiaohan) Zhang

Sales Director, Zachys Fine Wine, Beijing

Xiaohan Zhang is the China Sales Director of Zachys, and he takes care of the business development in China. Previously he worked for Christie’s as Auctioneer and Associate Vice President in wine department.

He graduated from China Agriculture University with a bachelor and master’s degree in Viticulture and Enology, and is now sitting the Master of Wine exams.

He writes for various wine and auction media in China, including Financial Times, RVF, GQ, Artron and Sina. He judges regularly for major wine competitions and also lectures at various institutes and academies.

Key Deadlines

Sept 5 / 2019
Warehouse Closes

Nov 25 / 2019
Winners Announced



Meet our judges

The China Wine Competition boasts of having the most highly qualified and trained panel of wine buyers and wine experts who are based in mainland China.

As the mission and philosophy of the China Wine Competition is to award wines by quality, value and package for the China market, all our judges are from mainland China who understands the Chinese palate.

The goal, quite simply, is to gain cross-industry recognition for wines that Chinese consumers actually want to drink.


Meet our Judges

Johnson Jia

Beverage Manager, Modern Japanese Independent Restaurant (UMI), Shanghai

Ricco Luo

Wine Director, Kanpai Group China Regional 1, Shanghai

Ksenia Novikova

Director of Food & Beverage, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., Shanghai