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What is WineSPIT?

WineSPIT is Hong Kong’s vibrant community of wine professionals, united to advance the city’s wine trade through skills development workshops, welcoming networking events and a robust annual conference, all fostering the exchange of best practices and professional cooperation.


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 the exchange of ideas 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 workshops and a member rate for the annual conference. Not a member yet? Click here to join!


Coming Workshops:
2015-2016 WineSPIT Workshop #3 – The Place de Bordeaux: Present and Future

The négociant is often described as a bridge between Bordeaux and the rest of the worlds: but is this historically important merchant’s role more like a bridge over troubled waters these days or is it smooth sailing as always?

With questions as to whether en primeur is fizzling out in today’s globalised wine world, the role of the négociant is in the spotlight, with many questioning whether the balance of power between the châteaux and the négociants fair. Direct from Bordeaux, Managing Director of CVBG, Mathieu Chadronnier leads WineSPIT’s October workshop, “The Place de Bordeaux : Present and Future”, speaking openly about his views on the tightrope balance between producers and négociants, the mechanisms of en primeur and le place, and the shifts he foresees in future. Don’t miss this frank and inspiring workshop!

About Mathieu Chadronnier
Mathieu Chadronnier is one of Bordeaux’s most influential wine négociants. Managing Director of CVBG, he has been described as “a restless symbol of the generation that is taking over long-stodgy Bordeaux, a new breed of hands-on négociant whose bets on up-and-coming producers and whose market judgments are increasingly influencing which wines you may or may not see in your favorite wineshop.”
CVBG is dedicated to handling every aspect of the Grands Crus negociant trade, while nurturing the values of tradition, exclusivity and quality that form the essence of its existence.

Workshop details:
Date: 19 October, 2015
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm (2:00 pm registration)
Location: HK Management Association, 4/F, Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Non-WineSPIT members: HK$350

Upcoming Workshops:

October 19:  Current and Future of En Primeur & La Place, by Mathieu Chadronnier (CVBG)
November 11: Growers Champagne, by Simon Field MW
November 30: Topic TBC, by Olivier Leflaive
December: Wine Mixology (Date TBC)

Past Workshops:

2015-2016 Membership Year:

Workshop #1: Think Pink: La Vie En Rose, by Rod Smith MW
Workshop #2: How to Build a Profitable Wine List, by Joao Pires MS
Bonus Workshop: 2015-2016 BONUS WineSPIT Workshop: Ask Asia – A Regional Market Update

2014-2015 Membership Year:

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
Workshop #7: Beauty and the Yeast, by Andrew Powley, Enologist
Workshop #8: Negotiation skills – How to keep your friendships, by John Miers Black Isle Group
Workshop #9: Is your pour up to standard, by Yvonne Cheung Swire Hotels
Workshop #10: How to Taste Like a Master, by Debra Meiburg MW
Workshop #11: To Bunch or Not To Bunch, by Gary Mills Jamsheed Wines
Workshop #12: Bottle or Barrel Maturation? by Geoff Merrill Geoff Merrill Wines

Founding Members

Altaya Wines ŸŸ–  ASC Fine Wines – Berry Bros. & Rudd – Crown Wine Cellars – Golden Gate Wine – Jebsen Fine Wines – Kedington Wines –Kerry Wines – Links Concept – Northeast Wines & Spirits – Ponti Wine Cellars – Summergate – Watson’s WinŸe


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