Izzy ( a.k.a Isaac)
An avid baker and chef with a food blog – Baken. His adventures in the kitchen started off with the oven (hence the name!), he has since discovered the wonderful and vast world of cooking. Experimenting with all sorts of recipes, from savory to sweet, classics to traditional and much much more!
He is also on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. @bakenlondon
JZ (a.k.a Janet)
Author of The Chinese Wine Renaissance and contributor to Decanter China. She is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers.
Janet has hosted tastings and masterclasses in Chinese wine to sell-out audiences, from novices to professionals. Her book also makes a nifty personal or corporate gift for anyone interested in wine and/or China.
In addition to her interest in wine, Janet has a background in tech and finance. She has first hand experiences in FinTech and EventTech start-ups and has consulted on wine related tech platforms.
@jzwinepeek on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Kimmy is a keen chef, constantly trying and perfecting new recipes in the kitchen. She has gained a bit of a reputation for her baked sweets and duck confit. Daughter of the author of Penang Heritage Food and Nonya Kitchen cookbooks, her specialities also include Malaysian food and the cuisines of the Chinese diaspora. She prefers robust red and sweet dessert wines, as well as the occasional artisianal gin – although not all at the same time! Find her on Instagram @kimmykooks
Mikey (a.k.a. Michael)
Hailing from California, Michael’s cooking reflects the diverse influences of the region, particularly those relating to the fruits of the sea. One of his passions is wine – he likes to pursue the obscure, the unknown, and the under-the-radar. He is a doppelmember of the Wine Century Club, having tried over 220 distinct varietals. He can even recall the defining characteristics of most of them (apart from those that were minor parts of blends.) Somehow, he has resisted multiple offers of jobs in the wine industry, probably because he has a preference for sleeping in.