Meet the team
Owners Jason Ginsberg and Mandy Chan are husband & wife, parents, wandering travellers, enthusiastic wine lovers and amateur cooks. We have always been inspired by people who have been able to create a life for themselves while actualizing their dreams. In 2010 shortly after the financial crisis, we decided to change our careers, pack our bags & moved our young family to Hong Kong to start our lives as wine merchants.With Ginsberg+Chan, our goal is to always have a cellar of wines that is fun to dig through. A treasure trove of fine wines with great provenance. We hope that every time you check out our list, you’ll discover something that’s intriguing and special.Working with a great network of trustworthy people, allows us to source rare & distinctive wines at a fair price. We also source directly from private individuals who have kept their wines with great care. All the wines listed are company stock. We carry a small amount of consignments from our customers who have chosen to sell their wines with us. As retailers, whether online or in person, we embrace the spirit of a traditional wine boutique where our customers get a real sense of our shop’s identity – and the people who run it.
Jason Ginsberg, Director Sales & Purchasing
T: +852 6385-1950
Mandy Chan, Director Operations, Technology, Marketing
T: +852 6385-1940
Senior Sales Manager
Sharing the stories behind a bottle of wine is one of the things Sally loves about wine. In addition to being a keen Burgundy enthusiast, she hopes to travel to the Loire Valley and Champagne regions one day to put her own spin on those stories. Time in the U.K. earned Sally a BA in Media Studies and her expertise in cultivating enduring customer relationships comes from working with some of the biggest names in luxury goods and fine wine. Further finessing her skills, Sally has attained Level 3 certification with WSET. When not caring for her fur babies, Sally is a keen foodie and bread baker, who when asked to name her comfort food is unequivocal – ice cream all the way! Bringing her love of food and wine together, her two favourite dishes to explore wine pairings with are Ma Po Shirako and Lamb Stew.
Retail and Event Specialist
Old school Cantonese noodles with wonton or dumpling is on Roy Ip’s plate when he’s looking for comfort food, which is in stark contrast to his signature dish when at home – Carbonara, made the traditional Italian way, not a slice of bacon or drop of cream in sight! Fascinated by wine’s ability to transport one back through time by way of smell and taste, Roy also hopes to one day be transported to the Champagne region. The chance to see the magnificent underground cellars of the region alongside slumbering bottles of decades passed will be a goal realised. Previous experience in service and hospitality have provided Roy with skills that are proving invaluable for his role at Ginsberg+Chan in retail and event management.
Retail and Event Specialist
The perfect night in for Jonathan Leung includes a glass of Burgundy, his signature dish, Japanese sliced beef with egg Donburi and perhaps a tune or two on his guitar. However, the self-described extrovert is equally comfortable hosting wine tastings, and sharing his love of all things wine, including a soft spot for New Zealand and its starry skies. Jon honed his wine expertise at WSET passing Level 3 with Merit and continues to refine his palate most recently as a wine judge with The Drinks Business Asia. Bringing together his interest in philosophy and love of wine, Jon describes wine as a gift from another world, which is perhaps best expressed through his number one wine and dish pairing, steamed crab with Bourgogne Blanc.
Assistant General Manager
Fine Wine Specialist
From Hong Kong to Bordeaux, Mike has worked with the many guises of wine, including wine auctions, hospitality and winemaking. Early on, Bordeaux won his heart, and he can’t wait to return to La Conseillante in Pomerol but in the meantime, a rare steak and glass of Bordeaux momentarily transport him back to France. Mike passed the WSET Diploma in 2021 attaining a mark of Merit. He also holds qualifications from Wine Scholar Guild and the Court of Master Sommeliers. The opportunity to discover new and different styles of wine is what draws Mike to wine and he is not afraid to experiment with wine and food pairings. His current favourite is braised abalone with a yeasty champagne. The way the crisp acidity of champagne balances the richness of the abalone is what makes the dish truly sing.
Digital Marketing Manager
The stories of wine, from terroir to glass, captivate Frances Tseng. A creative at heart with a wealth of experience creating campaigns for luxury clients, Frances dedicates her creative talents to sharing insights about the world of fine wine. As a graduate of the University of Southampton and HKU Space with a MA in Fashion Management and a Diploma in Interior Design respectively, it is no surprise Frances enjoys jazz music, photography and architecture, all of which pair perfectly with wine travel. Spain, New Zealand and Italy have been ticked off an ever-growing list that also includes Bordeaux and Napa! When she is at home, Frances cooks up a delicious pork rib soup with ham and Chinese red date, followed by Taiwanese beef noodle, all paired with a glass of her favourite wine – the perfect way to finish the day!