TCM Authenticator Trainees

Rob Moskow

TCM Authenticator Trainee
NY Tri-State Area, USA

Rob has been an avid collector of wines for the past twenty-five years.  His travels during those times allowed him to build relationships in different wine regions and has given him a love for the wines of the world but, in particular, wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, California, and Tuscany. During that same time frame, Rob was a practising attorney specialising in investigation work for corporate clients and multiple areas of defence litigation.

Upon retiring from the practice of law, Rob sought a second career that combined his love of wine with his investigation background.  After reading an article featuring Ms. Downey, Rob decided to register for the TCM Certified Authenticator program.

Rob began his TCM Certified Authenticator training in June 2019.  He is simultaneously pursuing his WSET Level 3 Certification, having earned his Level 2 Certification with Merit earlier in 2019.  Upon completing his TCM Certified Authenticator training, Rob will provide TCM Certified Authenticator Services in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

When not preparing for his new profession, Rob, who is an Ironman and Xterra World Championships finisher, is most likely training for his next endurance race.

Sara Frimanslund

TCM Authenticator Trainee

Kevin Segay, DWS

TCM Authenticator Trainee
Beaune, France & China

Julien Drevon

TCM Authenticator Trainee

The Head of Fine Wine & Spirits for the Sarment Group was educated at L’Etincelle Sommelier School in the picturesque city of Nîmes, Southern France. Julien’s talent was spotted early when he was awarded the 2006 Grand Prix M. Chapoutier’s Best Student Sommelier in France.

His career began at the famous 3 Michelin-starred Guy Savoy in Paris, where he spent 4 years mastering his craft. In 2010, Julien was rewarded with the opportunity to become Head Sommelier at Guy Savoy in Singapore. After 3 successful years, Julien assumed a lead role at Tetsuya Wakuda’s three Michelin-starred Waku Ghin. Joining Sarment in Singapore in 2014, Julien is the Head of Fine Wine & Spirits for the entire Sarment group.

Working across all Sarment’s business units in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing & Tokyo, Julien’s experience and impeccable standards are prized assets for Sarment as their brand continues to expand across the region.

Jason Whiteside

TCM Authenticator Trainee
Maryland, United States

Eduardo Cotrim

TCM Authenticator Trainee

Nick Harris

TCM Authenticator Trainee
Zurich, Switzerland

Nick is a forensic professional with over ten years’ experience in the prevention, detection and response to fraud and corruption. He is currently a Senior Manager in EY’s Forensic & Integrity Services team based in Zürich. Prior to joining EY Forensics in 2012 in Melbourne, Nick worked for the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, a government law enforcement agency, in their financial crime division. He is a qualified forensic accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Nick has been around wine from a young age, having grown up close to vineyards in Tasmania, Australia. He developed a passion for wine after a close family friend and winemaker opened a birth-year Burgundy with him. After attending a wine fraud and counterfeiting presentation and training by Maureen in Hong Kong in 2019, Nick decided to combine his passion with his profession and embark on the TCM authenticator program.

Seth Box

TCM Authenticator Trainee
Napa, USA

Moët Hennessy is the wine and spirits division of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy; the largest luxury goods company in the world.  Seth is responsible for corporate and private client business in the U.S. for Moët Hennessy.

Seth began working in the wine business in 1999 after moving to the Napa Valley to follow his passion for wine. While in Napa, Seth held several wine production positions, including time in the cellars of Joseph Phelps. By 2002, he was offered a role as assistant wine maker in New Zealand’s Marlborough district, and later that year moved to Italy into a full time wine making position with the Ceretto family in Piedmont.

In addition to wine making, he was also the first non-family member to represent Ceretto as export manager. In 2005, Mr. Box returned to the U.S. when he was recruited as Brand Manager for Moët Hennessy to manage their Italian wine portfolio. By 2008, he was promoted to Director of Education, and in 2014 became their Private Client Director.

Seth holds degrees in International Relations and Economics and speaks Italian.  He obtained the Advanced Certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and is B.A.R. (Beverage Alcohol Resource) Certified.  He recently enrolled to become a Certified Wine Authenticator.

In addition to being featured in articles by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, he has appeared on several national television broadcasts and serves as a judge for the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Reece Warren

TCM Authenticator Trainee
Auckland, NZ

Kevin Cheng

TCM Authenticator Trainee
Tokyo, Japan

Kevin is the Managing Director and one of the principals of Kaigai Fine Wine Asia, Japan’s oldest wine auction house and importer of vintage wines. He began his passion for wines during his career as a trader for a hedge fund in Singapore where his colleagues introduced him to the extensive world of wines from 2002.

In 2011, he founded Vitisasia in Singapore, a platform which managed a successful wine lifestyle business working with some of the top Michelin-starred chefs from around the world. In 2013, he founded Wine & Whisky Singapore, a merchant focused on back vintages and fine wines.

He completed his WSET Diploma in 2018 and holds a degree in Business Management and advanced certifications in Quantitative Finance.

Angelina Cheuk

TCM Authenticator Trainee

Angelina Cheuk is a wine enthusiast who is currently studying for the level 3 WSET qualification.

She was brought up in London, and achieved a Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Nottingham in Biochemistry, before graduating and moving to Hong Kong to pursue a career in wine. She has been working in the fine wine industry since 2015 and is now developing her knowledge in wine authentication.

Alongside widening her wine knowledge, she is also undertaking whisky
certifications. Her aim is to open the eyes of everyone around her to the world of wine, and at the same time ensure that the wine world continues to prosper by joining the intensifying fight against wine fraud.
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Andy Wu

TCM Authenticator Trainee
Guangzhou, China

Andy started out as a keen whiskey collector and a serious home chef whilst working in the legal industry 10 years ago. On a special occasion when he tasted one of the best steak he ever had, he had his very first unforgettable Barolo, paired with the steak, and instantly became a wine aficionado (more of a fanatic). He started building his wine collection since 2015 and witnessed how fine wine can be profitable, he then left his legal career and created Eastern Wine Traders, a company based in China to promote fine wine investment, collection and trade.

During these years, Andy has found a huge demand for fine wine in China but yet a lot of consumers or collectors do not recognise the importance of wine authentication or acknowledge wine fraud as a potential huge risk in the Chinese wine market. Having witnessed a lot of “self-claimed” experts on fine wine and went through a scam of hiring a self-proclaimed fine wine authenticator, Andy is desperate to learn from the best and to promote/facilitate/protect wine trading in China and Asia. To no surprise, after detailed research on high profile wine fraud cases, Andy found Maureen.

Andy is the founding president and member of BNI (Business Network Internationals) China Guangzhou Achieve Chapter, Executive Director of Guangdong Alcohol Industry Association, Vice President of Macao Wine Products Professional Association and member of Resident Landlords Association (U.K.).

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