The recent James Beard Awards (http://www.jbfawards.com/index.html) stirred up mixed emotions for many in the f&b industry. New York chef and restaurateur, Amanda Cohen, brought to attention the vast number of male-chef recipients in comparison to their female counterparts (Asian Palate noticed a few silent winners (http://www.chow.com/about). The good news for women in wine, and specifically in Asia, is the tables are turning. A recent survey conducted by VINEXPO explored the habits of female wine drinkers in China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. The results say Asian women constitute a new growing market (http://www.vinexpo.com/en/presse/communiques/lire/?id=75). So, who will be the next female Asian Master of Wine?