Straits Sommelier Series – Meet Our Experts

Drinking is fun. Our sommeliers and specialists are industry-qualified and are passionate to be the bridge between wineries and wine lovers, finding what’s right for you.

RESIDENT SOMMELIER – Indra Kumar

Indra was crowned with the title of Singapore’s Best Sommelier Champion in 2009. While in 2010, he was the first Singaporean to compete in the World’s Best Sommelier Competition in Chile. With more than 15 years of experience and an Advanced Level 3 Certification in Wines and Spirits by WSET UK, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Certified Sommelier, Indra is reputable in the industry. He is a key speaker who conducts wine seminars, dinners and master classes. His goal is to encourage the appreciation for fine wines, and be the bridge between wine lovers and wineries to create a better event.

RESIDENT SOMMELIER – Joseph Tan

Joseph achieved his formal wine qualification with Wine and Spirits Education Trust (Distinction, WSET 2 & Merit, WSET 3). He is a certified Whisky Ambassador with The Scotch Whisky Society and is planning to pursue the French Wine Scholar and Certified Specialist of Wine. Throughout his wine career, he was exposed to on-premise, off-premise, corporate and private sales. He was also the pioneer manager of two foreign invested wine companies in Singapore. He currently handles the retail management of 8 shops while serving the fine wine needs of private and corporate customers.
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