#08 Jeannie Cho Lee MW - Wine, Writing, and Making Your Passion Your Profession
"You should do what you love, not what you feel you're supposed to do"
Voted the 25th most powerful person in the world of wine in Decanter's 2013 Power List, Jeannie Cho Lee became the first ever Asian Master of Wine in 2008; an exclusive title that fewer than 450 people in the entire world currently hold.
A hedonist and great lover of food and wine, she is an award winning author, founder of Le Pan and has been a contributing editor for Forbes, Robb Report and Decanter magazines. Aside from judging at global competitions, she also has the enviable jobs of consulting for the Galaxy Macau and curating the wine list for Singapore Airlines. She is also the resident Professor of Wine at HK Polytechnic University.
Most importantly, Jeannie is someone that has made her life's passion her profession, and done it in such a way that always respected and protected the things she loves the most. Her values and principles are incredibly admirable and we cover:
- The language of wine and achieving 'multiple palate orgasms'
- How 'acceptable stress' is good for you
- Balancing career and family
- Having a student mindset
- Not everything that can be monetised should be monetised
- Writing as therapy
- The words that changed her life
TEDx Talk - How wine keeps you slim, healthy and humble
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