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 #8: Negotiation skills – How to keep your friendships, by John Miers Black Isle Group

“Negotiations” often bring to mind how we can overpower or win over counter-parties. In fact, successful negotiations build a close relationship between both parties.

Forget what you think you know about negotiations! Highly acclaimed speaker John Miers will host February’s WineSPIT workshop “Negotiation Skills – How to Keep Your Friendships”, which will show us that successful negotiations are ones in which both parties walk away happy. Through fun, practical activities and role-play, you’ll finish up with applied experience and practiced skills, ready to enhance your daily professional (and personal!) negotiations.

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

About John Miers 
Founder & Chairman, Black Isle Group

Throughout a varied and challenging career in the Royal Navy, in which he rose to submarine command, John developed an incredible understanding of human communication. 

Frequently a Royal Navy media spokesman, and having been part of the production team during a major TV series, John founded Black Isle in 1990 in order to share his experiences and understanding, and developing effective communication within a business environment.  Today, Black Isle has expanded across four continents and seven offices around the world.  As well as coaching numerous politicians in North America and Europe, John has helped many senior executives and public figures perform more effectively in high profile appointments.

Workshop #9: Is Your Pour up to Standard?, by Yvonne Cheung, Director of Wine of Swire Hotels (12 Mar)

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


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


Founding Members

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


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