Group Wine Buyer
In 2001 Christine Parkinson created the first wine list for Hakkasan, and then became Wine Buyer for the group, which includes Sake no Hana and Michelin-starred restaurants Hakkasan, Yauatcha and HKK, with operations in London, USA, the Middle East, India and China. She is also a wine judge on numerous trade and consumer panels including Decanter World Wine Awards, New Wave Spanish Wines, IWC sake awards, and Sommelier Wine Awards.
Christine has been called “one of the most creative wine buyers in the UK” by wine guru Jancis Robinson, and her wine lists have won many awards, including ‘Imbibe / Louis Roederer Wine List of the Year 2011’. Christine has also been named the ‘Taste On-Trade Influencer 2009’ and ‘Imbibe Restaurant Personality of the Year 2011.