Yohann Jousselin started his wine journey with Shangri-La when he joined Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, in 2014 as the hotel sommelier in charge of the hotel’s cellar collection of over 1,500 references and 12,000 bottles of wines. He was later promoted to area sommelier and took up the responsibility of overseeing the wine collection at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong. In September 2016, Yohann became director of wines, which put him in charge of the three Hong Kong properties and also tasked him with the responsibility of overseeing Southeast Asian properties in cities such as Singapore, Manila and Jakarta. With this new role, he is now in charge of enhancing each hotel’s wine list with fine vintages from around the world and ensuring the hotel staff receives comprehensive training on wine knowledge.
Yohann’s career in wine spans over 15 years. He has worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world, including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, The Vineyards in Stockcross and Robuchon au Dôme in Macau. In addition, he attained the ultimate professional credential in wine service – the title of Master Sommelier - under the mentorship of master sommelier Dimitri Mesnard in 2009. Apart from that, he has received a number of prestigious accolades, including “Young International Sommelier of the Year 2009”, “U.K. Sommelier of the Year 2011” and, most recently, “China’s Outstanding Sommelier for Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan” at China’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2015.
Under his guiding vision, Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, has received the World of Fine Wine magazine’s “Best Asia Wine List of the Year 2016” award for three consecutive years and Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”. Additionally, Yohann has organised a series of highly successful wine dinners at Restaurant Petrus, making it the ultimate place in town for premium wines and iconic wine dinners.