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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 #5 – Burgundy Buys: Wise up on the Market & Tune into the Future

Talk the talk and taste six of the best…

Boasting the most AOCs in France, Burgundy is arguably the most terrior-conscious of France’s wine regions and has near-celebrity status within Hong Kong’s premium wine scene. And the business of buyers, vintage prices, domaines and futures makes it all the more fascinating, especially when compared with neighbouring/rival Bordeaux, whose negociant system seems to steal the limelight. Jean Soubeyrand, CEO of the Leflaive family wine business since 2007 will share his insights, views and more on these intriguing topics in SPIT’s November workshop “Burgundy Buys: Wise up on the Market & Tune into the Future”.

But its not all business, of course. Jean will bring six high quality Burgundy wines for tasting, including examples of Burgundy’s uncommon appellations so we can taste and compare, enrich our regional knowledge.

About Jean Soubeyrand
Jean’s career began in 1996 in investment banking, where he was a stock trader and funds manager. He has been involved in the Leflaive family wine business as a CEO since 2007 and has a long-held passion for wine (not only from Burgundy!).

Workshop details:
Date: 30 November, 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:

December 9: Wine Mixology

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
Workshop #3: The Place de Bordeaux: Present and Future, by Mathieu Chadronnier
Workshop #4: Made In-house: The Rise of Grower’s Champagne

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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