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What is SPIT?

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:

Workshop #10: How to Taste Like a Master, by Debra Meiburg MW (24 Mar)

Master Glass

Taste wine like you’ve never tasted before! Our resident Master of Wine is bringing in the heavy artillery to whip your palate and total sensory tools into shape, so you’ll be tasting like a master in no time.

Blindfolds, nose plugs and Q-tips. No, you’ve come to the right place – it’s wine tasting, Debra style! Using a totally different approach to many mainstream wine education courses, Master of Wine and Director of Meiburg Wine Media, Debra Meiburg’s workshop “How to Taste Like a Master” will improve your tasting skills markedly with her out-of-the-box exercises in practising aroma and wine structure identification. It’s a not-to-be-missed master class like no other.  

Date: 24 March, 2015
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm (2pm registration)
Location: HK Management Association, 4/F, Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Room 402, 4F Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Non-SPITer: HK$350
Registration: here
About Debra Meiburg MW
Director, Meiburg Wine Media

A Hong Kong resident for over 25 years, Debra Meiburg is an award-winning author, TV personality, international speaker, and a leading voice in wine education in Greater China. Debra has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year (Women of Influence) by the South China Morning Post & the American Chamber of Commerce and in 2012, she was ranked the 7th most powerful woman in wine by the Drinks Business Magazine. 

Debra is producer and host of several documentaries and TV shows, including Taste the Wine that is broadcast in 26 countries. She judges many wine competitions annually and co-founded the world’s first truly pan-Asian wine competition, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.  Debra developed a suite of award-winning wine educational books and tools currently distributed on four continents and with her Guides to the Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore Wine Trades, has firmly establishing her as a key voice in the Asian wine trade.

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
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


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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