Delegate Profile

Christine Parkinson

Job TitleHead of Wine

Company NameHakkasan


Originally a chef, Christine Parkinson created the wine list for Hakkasan in 2001, and went on to become Head of Wine for the group, which includes Sake no Hana and Michelin-starred restaurants Hakkasan and Yauatcha, with operations in London, USA, the Middle East, India and China. She is also a wine judge on numerous trade and consumer panels including Sommelier Wine Awards, Decanter World Wine Awards and IWC Sake.


Christine has been called “one of the most creative wine buyers in the UK” by wine guru Jancis Robinson, and her 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, won the Wine & Spirit Ambassador Catey in 2018, and most recently the Imbibe 'Industry Legend' award.