In 1997, Domonal saw a golden opportunity in the market for premium wines in Hong Kong and entered the business with an ambition to offer customers expert knowledge and unique insights into the art of wine. His company expanded rapidly from a single retail store to now covering import, wholesale, distribution, and online shopping as well as high-end services such as wine storage and wine exchange. Over the past two decades, Domonal has also been a regular guest speaker at corporate seminars, a frequent participant in wine fairs and festivals, and host to many social events, wine tastings, and wine dinners.
Domonal completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Hons.) in 1994 in England, and was awarded a Diploma in Marketing in the same year. He then earned the WSET Advanced Level Certificate and in 2015, qualified as a Certified Professional Mediator. He is now a Certified Risk Planner at the Institute of Crisis & Risk Management (Hon. FCRP), Fellow Member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (FCIM), Corporate Member of the Hong Kong General Chambers of Wine & Spirits, and the 1st Vice President of Huaxia Lions Club of Hong Kong.
Domonal is one of only a handful of TCM®-Certified Authenticators in the world and the only officially-certified Authenticator in Hong Kong. Having undergone over three years of rigorous training under the pupilage of wine fraud expert Maureen Downey, Domonal possesses extensive knowledge and unrivaled practical experience in wine authentication. With growing concerns among the wine community regarding the authenticity of wines, Domonal’s keen eye for detail, copious experience dealing with wines, strong background in risk management, and one-of-a-kind qualification in wine authentication will prove invaluable to clients and businesses looking to learn more about and to mitigate risks associated with wine fraud.