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 in Wong Chuk Hang, offering WSET courses and a variety of educational wine courses and workshops. She is also wine consultant for Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon, and holds the position of 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 is 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. She has a monthly column in the South China Morning Post, among other 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.
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: 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); and the Il Premio Internazionale (Vinitaly International Award).