A longtime Hong Kong resident, Debra Meiburg MW is an award-winning author and in-demand speaker who holds the top honour in the wine world: Master of Wine. In 2012 she was awarded the Premio Internazionale Vinitaly and ranked 7th in the drink business’ list of “Most Powerful Women in Wine.” Debra has spoken for key political figures and business leaders throughout Asia about the finer points of wine appreciation, and also for wine regions on 6 continents about Asian wine markets, with over 70 events last year.
In 2013, Debra collaborated with Shop Wine and Dine to launch a portfolio of Italian wine tours, Debra Master of Wine Travel.
Debra is founder and director of the first truly Asian wine competition, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, and author of Debra Meiburg’s Guide to the Hong Kong Wine Trade, with Debra Meiburg’s Guide to the Shanghai Wine Trade due for release in June 2013.
Debra continues to reach out to an ever-broader audience of wine lovers through her her Taxi TV wine tips called Grape Moments, which get 60 million monthly hits in China; online videos Meet the Winemaker; her suite of wine “edutainment” products including a set of 2000 study cards, the Grape Cues Collectors’ Series, designed for wine students, collectors and lovers; and her wine travel show Taste the Wine, that aired in 26 Pacific Rim markets.