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Wine Sales Professionals, Industry and Trade



What is SPIT?

A community of Hong Kong wine trade professionals who exchange up-to-the-minute knowledge and current best practices. Understanding and wisdom from International wine experts associated to the open forum style, allow our members to have a real thinking about wine, sales and communication and how to apply them on the local market and its trends.


Unique in Hong Kong, WineSPIT fosters the professional development and sharing of best practices in the city’s bustling wine trade. Topics chosen for the conference and workshops address members’ and industry’s feedback. High caliber guest speakers focus on the issues commonly faced by members. It offers an inviting, open style platform for exchanges and discussion within the industry.


Membership is restricted to active members of wine-related businesses.  Members will receive access to 6 of the 12 monthly training workshops free of charge, a discounted rate for additional workshop and a member rate for the annual conference. Not a member yet? Click here to join!



Coming Workshops:

Workshop #7: Beauty and the Yeast, by Andrew Miers, Enologist

Great wine industry representatives truly know the A to Z’s of winemaking. They also understand that sharing their passion and knowledge with their customers is often best done through great stories. And when it comes to wine, yeast is the unsung hero of the story, responsible for converting humble grape juice into the most pleasurable of all alcoholic beverages!

In our Beauty and the Yeast Workshop, enologist Andrew Powley will help us make sense of common and wild yeasts, natural and cultured, what they look, feel and smell like, and of course, how they impact the character of the wine. Trust us, these single-celled organisms have a fascinating story to tell!

About Andrew Powley

After completing a Biotechnology degree, Andrew Powley worked as a winemaker around the world, learning a vast array of techniques from leading winemakers in key regions. Fascinated by the growing Asian market, he relocated to Hong Kong in 2011 and now consults to wine producers in Hong Kong and China.

Workshop Details:
Date: 19 Jan 2015
Reception: 1pm
Workshop: 1:30-3:30pm
Venue: HKMA Wan Chai – Room 402, 4F Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road
Non-member: $350
Registration: here

Workshop #8: Negotiation skills, by John Miers Black Isle Group

Date: 10 Feb 2015
Reception: 1pm
Workshop: 1:30-3:30pm
Venue: HKMA Wan Chai – Room 402, 4F Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road
Non-member: $350
Registration: here


Past Workshops:

Workshop #1: Fermentation – Hot Stuff, by Richard Kershaw MW
Workshop #2: Talking up Wine, by MJ Jennings Behaviour Coaching
Workshop #3: Pinot Noir – Is the gap really closing, by Larry McKenna Escarpment Vineyard
Workshop #4: Social Media – What is your story?, by Sheli Bowman
Workshop #5: Languedoc – The next “Classic Wine Area” of France, by Matthew Stubbs MW
Workshop #6: Loire Valley, by Yohann Josselin MS


Founding Members

ASC Fine Wines ŸŸ–  Northeast Wine and Spirits Ltd – Links Concept – Crown Wine Cellars – Summergate – Kedington Wines – Watson’s WinŸe Cellar – Ponti Wine Cellars – Jebsen Fine Wines – Altaya Wines – Golden Gate Wine


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