Tony Yip serves as Director at VSF Wine Education, a London-based wine school accredited by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Sake Sommelier Association (SSA).
He has worked in the language services industry for more than 15 years, with numerous clients in luxury goods, F&B and hospitality. This has led him to develop an interest in wine, spirits and Japanese saké, among other finer things in life.
Tony is certified by the SSA as a Sake Educator. He has passed both the SSA Certified Sake Sommelier course and the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake programme with distinction. He also holds the “International Kikisake-Shi” title from the Tokyo-based Sake Service Institute (SSI).
He is a Chartered Marketer/MCIM and a Voting Member of the American Translators Association (ATA).
Tony teaches the SSA Introductory Sake Professional course in Cantonese and Mandarin, and co-teaches with sake and wine expert Jean-Louis Naveilhan in English and French.