Yves Sauboua

Certified French Sommelier  |  Fine Wine Expert  |  Wine Educator


Yves is a French National who grew up in Margaux, France. His work with world-renowned chefs such as Mr. Pierre Troisgros, Mr. Michel Troisgros, Mr. Bernard Loiseau, Mr. Alain Ducasse and Mr. Joel Antunes as well as prominent wineries, private dining clubs and 5-star hotels, has provided him an over-30-year track record in the food and wine industry.

Yves background in the promotional and educational aspects of the wine industry has been made exceptional by his direct and occupational involvement with various noted entities, including:-

  • The Ritz Carlton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Sommelier / Wine Director
  • The Monte’s on Sloane (private prestige club with Chef Alan Ducasse) in London as Restaurant Manager / Wine Director
  • The Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery in Sonoma, California as Estate Sommelier / Goodwill Ambassador
  • The Moet Hennessy Diageo / Southern Wines & Spirits in Las Vegas as Portfolio Manager / Sommelier
  • The Island Shangri La Hotel in Hong Kong as Restaurant Manager / Wine Director of Petrus Fine Dining Restaurant
  • The Miramar Group in Hong Kong as Corporate Wine Director
  • The Altaya Wines Limited in Hong Kong as Business Development Manager
  • The Baur Au Lac Vins in Zurich, Switzerland as Brand Ambassador / Export Manager in Asia
  • The Simdi Bev, division of Simdi Group in Maldives as Head of Wine Department
  • The Wine Square (Hong Kong) Limited & Wine Square (Thailand) Co., Ltd as Director
  • The Figuiere Famille Combard in Provence, France as Brand Ambassador in Thailand


  • Helped facilitate the establishment of the Sommeliers’ Club of Great Britain and served as its Chairman for 5 years.
  • Received the 1992 Best Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator.
  • Named Sommelier of the Year by the Sunday Telegraph in London and Winner of Marques de Caceres Award for food and wine pairings in 1994.
  • Co-Editor of the Chalk Hill Sommelier Guide to Restaurants in USA (2002, 2003 & 2004).
  • Winner of several food and wine competitions over the years.
  • Judge of the DAWA 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 (Decanter Asia Wine Awards).

Although Yves is a sophisticated and polished wine steward, his warmth and down-to-earth approach to business and friends sets him apart. Guests are always charmed by the inimitable way he guides them through the enjoyment of good food and wine with interesting conversation and motivating observations.

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