Dr. Clinton Lee – BAcc (HONS). MBA.DBA. APWASI Certified Global Wine and Spirit Professional
Executive Director of APWASI
Dr. Clinton Lee has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, an MBA in Finance and a Doctorate in Business Administration. He has attained the Wine Spirit and Education Diploma and Certified International Educator from London, UK. Dr. Lee has also attained the Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Specialist of Spirits designation and the French Wine Scholar (USA). He is a Certified Sherry Educator awarded by the Consejo De Regulador (Spain) and is a wine judge with the Hong Kong International Wine Judge Association.
He has been a lecturer at the University of Simon Fraser teaching and developing the wine program there for the last five years. Dr. Lee has been hosted by the Wine Institute of Germany, Italian Vinitaly and the Spanish and Chinese governments. He has presented at the OIV 9th World Symposium on Viticulture and Oenology in China. Dr Lee is a Sake professional under the auspices of the Japanese Sake Education Council and has trained as a Whisky Ambassador in Scotland. Dr. Lee has taught WSET courses, close to a decade. He is an international wine lecturer, writer and critic, international Wine Judge and given wine lectures globally and wine courses in Canada, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Argentina, France, Hungary Portugal, Italy and the US.
Dr. Lee believed at an early stage, after intense and detailed research that online education would increase in the coming years. Additionally, wine courses should be inclusive of more cultural awareness, inclusiveness and diversity. In 2015 the concept of APWASI was ignited to deliver online wine and spirit courses. Read more about APWASI’s story.