My Story

“Let me pave the way for clear and insightful thoughts on the impact that wine and spirits has had over the ages and thus, elevate your understanding vital to navigating the twists and turns of the industry.” Dr. Clinton Lee


Dr. Clinton Lee is the CEO of Vinoscenti Canada and China and the founder/CEO of the Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute (APWASI). This institute is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting cultural exchange using wine and spirits as the bridge to greater understanding of the different cultures of the Asia Pacific Rim countries and wine producing countries.

A recognized international wine lecturer, wine speaker writer and critic. Dr. Lee has delivered lectures to a wide range of audiences ranging from professional bodies to the wine aficionados. He is a member of the International Hong Kong Wine Judging Association and a frequent speaker at the Hong Kong International Wine Fair. He has taught WSET programs and other wine courses in many countries such as Canada, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Argentina, France, Hungary and Italy. Dr. Lee is the only recognized Whisky Ambassador to offer Whisky classes in British Columbia, Taiwan and China.

Locally, over the past five years, Dr. Lee is a lecturer at the University of Simon Fraser (SFU) teaching and developing the university’s wine program.


Presenting at the 9th annual OIV in China.


Bachelor of Accounting Honors Degree MBA (Finance)

Canada Doctorate in Business Administration Financial Management

Advisor FMA Canadian Investment Manager CIM Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute FCSI

WSET Diploma and WSET Certified International Wine Educator (UK)

Certified Spanish Sherry Wine Educator

Certified German Wine Specialist (German Wine Institute)

Certified Italian Specialist (Italy)

Certified Specialised in Wine CSW (USA)

Certified Specialist in Spirits CSS (USA)

French Wine Scholar FWS

Certified Sake Professional (Japanese Sake Education Council)

International Hong Kong Wine Judge

Simon Fraser University, Canada Wine Program Developer and Lecturer Scottish Whisky Ambassador UK

Undertaking Master of Wine Studies


Dr. Lee has consulted extensively with wineries, winemakers and the wine industry in Canada, USA, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Chile, China, South Africa, Italy and France on issues ranging from identifying wine brands and wine blending to marketing of wines.

Due to the privacy of clients we cannot at times mention all our client’s names.


  • Hainle Winery – BC Canada
  • Senpatina Winery – Benxi China
  • Vinoscenti Vineyards – BC Canada
  • BK International – France
  • Wine Amore Wine – Hungary
  • Consulting Winemakers Group – San Rafael Argentina


  • Samso – Guangzhou China
  • OIV Presentation in China – Ganzhou China
  • China Tobacco Bureau Group – China
  • Shenzhen Hotel Association – Shenzhen China
  • Probus Group – BC Canada
  • Liaoning International Agricultural Fair – Shenyang Liaoning China
  • MD Financial Group – BC Canada
  • BC Children’s Hospital Foundation – Canada
  • Global Relay Communications – BC Canada
  • Hong Kong International Wine Fair (Presenter 2014 & 2015)
  • WSET -Wine and Spirit Education Trust (Partnership deliver wine courses.)
  • Consejo De Regulaor – Spanish Sherry Authority (Partnership to deliver Sherry courses.)
  • Certified Wine Educators – USA (Partnership to delivery courses.)
  • Whiskey Ambassador – Scotland (Partnership to deliver whisky course in Canada & China.)


  • Dynasty Restaurant (Voted BC top restaurant 2017)
  • Tojo Japanese Restaurant (Voted top 3 restaurant in BC Canada)
  • Peninsula Restaurant
  • Sun Sui Wah Restaurant
  • Fortune Terrace Restaurant
  • Tin Tin Chinese Seafood Restaurant
  • Yue Restaurant
  • Jade Seafood Restaurant
  • Shi Art Restaurant
  • Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant
  • China House Restaurant
  • Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
  • Yuen Shanghai Restaurant
  • Shiang Garden Seafood restaurant
  • Rainflower Restaurant
  • Simpatico Greek Restaurant