Swire Women of Wine Festival | 10th March 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine x International Women’s Day: WoW! — Swire Women of Wine Festival

Celebrate Wow-Worthy Women, Learn About Wine and Try the Best Wines by Women!

Hong Kong’s first Women of Wine (WoW) Festival is the chance to get inspired, celebrate, taste, discover, learn, meet and mingle, all in celebration of 2017 International Women’s Day.

Boost your wine knowledge with tasting workshops by Asia’s most renowned wine expert, Debra Meiburg, Master of Wine including, “Let Me Introduce You to Your Tongue” and “Know Your Bubbles”. Get inspired at the “Vinspiration” seminars, as the city’s leading women in finance, travel, media, tech, arts, commerce, sport, the corporate world and wine, reveal their inspirational stories of success. Over a glass of wine, they’ll share conversations about their achievements, challenges, gender equality issues, the future of our most prominent industries and other trending topics.

 

Taste a plethora of global wines made by women, and up your wine IQ with Pop-up workshops on wine tasting, glassware, old world vs new world, wine storage, mastering the wine menu and more. Meet other successful, like-minded women while toasting the messages of gender equality and diversity of International Women’s Day.

 

Date: Friday, 10 March

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Venue: HKGCC Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre, Admiralty (see Google map)

Tickets:

Standard Price: HK$300
Includes: Wine Tasting & Pop-up Workshops

Premium Package: HK$800
Package A:
– Wine Workshop 1: “Let Me Introduce You To Your Tongue: Introduction to Tasting Wine Like a Pro”
– Vinspiration Seminar 2: “Taking the Lead: 5 Unstoppable Women on How to Thrive in the Future”
– Wine Tasting & Pop-up Workshops

Package B:
– Vinspiration Seminar 1: “Breaking the Wine Glass: Celebrating Female Success Stories”
– Wine Workshop 2: “Know Your Bubbles: Champagne”
– Wine Tasting & Pop-up Workshops

Package C:
– Vinspiration Seminar 1: “Breaking the Wine Glass: Celebrating Female Success Stories”
– Vinspiration Seminar 2: “Taking the Lead: 5 Unstoppable Women on How to Thrive in the Future”
– Wine Tasting & Pop-up Workshops

Book your tickets now

*Above ticket price only applies to all MWM guests and HKGCC members.

 

Programme Rundown:

5:00pm Opening Ceremony: with special guest appearances
5:30pm – 6:30pm · Wine Workshop 1: “Let Me Introduce You To Your Tongue: Introduction to Tasting Wine Like a Pro”

· Vinspiration Seminar 1: “Breaking the Wine Glass: Celebrating Female Success Stories”

6:00pm Wine Tasting Cocktail Begins
6:30pm – 7:30pm · Wine Workshop 2: “Know Your Bubbles: Champagne”

· Vinspiration Seminar 2: “Taking the Lead: 5 Unstoppable Women on How to Thrive in the Future”

9:00pm Wine Tasting Cocktail Ends

 

A few of the many wow-worthy speakers include:

  • Debra Meiburg MW – First Master of Wine in Asia
  • Bernice Liu – Actress & Winemaker (Special VIP guest)
  • Emma Gao – Winemaker, Silver Heights (Torres China)
  • Lijia Zhang – Author, Social Commentator & Activist
  • Fiona Kotur Marin – Founder & CEO, Kotur
  • Vicky Lau – Head Chef & Owner, Tate Dining Room and Bar, Best Female Chef 2015
  • Mary Gadams – Founder & C.E.O, Racing the Planet
  • Yvonne Cheung – Director of Wine, Swire Hotels
  • Peggy Chan – Managing Director & Executive Head Chef, Grassroots Pantry
  • Anna Thompson – Director Flight Operations, Cathay Pacific
  • Angelina Kwan – Head of Regulatory Compliance, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx)
  • Lilian Haynes – Chairman, North East Wines & Spirits
  • Pamela Ambler – TV Producer & Correspondant, Thompson Reuters

 

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Wine Workshop 1: Let Me Introduce You to Your Tongue: Introduction to Tasting Wine Like a Pro

Debra’s all-encompassing introduction to wine tasting. Tongue-tingling exercises illustrate key wine quality factors such as acidity, sweetness, tannin and alcohol. Experiment with lemon juice, sugar and tea to “map” the tongue. Learn the principles of wine selection, develop skills in assessing wine quality, refine your knowledge of the six “noble grape varieties” and grasp key concepts like intensity, complexity and length. Capped off with “how to bluff your way through a wine dinner.”

A fun and informative practical introduction to tasting wine like the pros, with tongue-tingling exercises!

Wine Workshop 2: Know Your Bubbles: Champagne 

“The wine of kings and the king of wines,” Champagne represents celebration, luxury and indulgence! Debra will equip you with the expertise to choose the best way to toast each and every occasion. Discover the history of bubbles, winemaking techniques and interesting facts on the world’s most renowned producers. Engage in practical tasting exercises and learn evaluation skills while sampling some fine Champagne and sparkling wine.

Learn the art of tasting bubbles from around the world, and how to choose the best way to toast each and every occasion.

Vinspiration Seminar 1: Breaking the Wine Glass: Celebrating Female Success Stories

Women are at last making their mark locally and internationally on the traditionally-male dominated wine industry. Teaming up with the high achievers in the wine, handpicked preeminent Hong Kong business women and leaders from a range of industries share the stories of their rise to success, overcoming gender-based barriers, discuss gender equality in their fields, workshop ideas for egalitarianism at the top, and much more, all over a glass of wine.

A true celebration of women’s achievements in this city and beyond: the ultimate inspiration as part of International Women’s Day.

Vinspiration Seminar 2: Taking the Lead: 5 Unstoppable Women on How to Thrive in the Future

Join the powerhouse female leaders, entrepreneurs and trendsetters across a range of “future-focused” fields (think tech, media, travel and more!) for predictions on the growth and change of these trending sectors, as well as a discussion of the unique position women are in to thrive in these industries, as we lunge headfirst into the next decade and beyond.

This lively debate will feature a “who’s who” of the region’s most respected women, pooling their views and ideas for a dynamic, cutting-edge discussion!

 

For any enquires please contact events@debramasterofwine.com

 

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