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About Debra Meiburg MW

A Hong Kong resident for more than 30 years, Master of Wine Debra Meiburg is an award-winning author, TV personality and international speaker, and is widely considered the global authority on the Asian wine market. She is founding director of Meiburg Wine Media, Asia’s leading wine marketing agency, and MWM Wine School, by Debra Meiburg MW – Hong Kong’s premier wine school, offering WSET courses and a variety of educational wine courses and workshops. She is also wine consultant for Cathay Pacific Airways. In 2016-2022, she was appointed the incoming Chair of the Education Committee for the Institute of Masters of Wine.

Debra is producer and host of several documentaries and TV shows, including Taste the Wine which was broadcast in 26 countries, Grape Moments, a video series broadcast via taxis to 70 million monthly viewers in China, and the online video series Meet the Winemaker. Across her career she’s held monthly columns in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post and Tatler, among other international publications, judges several wine competitions annually and is founding director of the world’s first truly pan-Asian wine competition, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition.  She is on a number of boards, including The Women’s Entrepreneur’s Network, Hong Kong.

A former wine professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and an always passionate educator, Debra’s suite of award-winning wine educational books and tools are currently distributed on four continents, and her five-volume book series, Debra Meiburg’s Guide to the Asian Wine Trade, and conferences series Wine in China and Wine SPIT have firmly established her as champion of the Asian wine trade.

Debra’s string of accolades includes: 2022 Prestige Woman of Power; Entrepreneur of the Year (Women of Influence) by the South China Morning Post & the American Chamber of Commerce; 7th Most Powerful Woman in Wine by The Drinks Business magazine; the China Power List Award by WINE Magazine (China); the Il Premio Internazionale (Vinitaly International Award) and the Ordre du Mérite agricole, an honorific bestowed by the French government.

Debra's Accolades

Les 200 personnalites du vin – La Revue du vin de France

Entrepreneur of the Year – American Chamber of Commerce & South China Morning Post Women of Influence Conference & Awards 2013

7th Most Powerful Woman in Wine – Drinks Business Magazine (2012)

China Power List Award by WINE Magazine (China)

2012 Il Premio Internazionale (Vinitaly International Award)

Ranked #7 People to Watch by Decanter Magazine (2011)

Debra's Media Platform

Asian authority – international guest judge at wine shows in four continents, featured speaker on the Asian market

Print media – columnist in SCMP HK, WINE Magazine, etc.

Broadcast media – producer and presenter in “Taste the Wine”, “Grape Moments”, “Meet the Winemaker”

Corporate speaker

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