A Hong Kong resident for nearly 30 years, Master of Wine Debra Meiburg is an award-winning author, TV personality, educator and international speaker, and is considered Asian wine market expert. Debra was the first person in Asia to receive the Master of Wine title, in 2008, and has played a key role in positioning Hong Kong as the wine trading and investment hub of Asia. Debra is wine consultant for Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon, holds the position of Chair of the Education Committee for the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine, and is founding director of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition. Debra is producer and host of several documentaries and TV shows and has a monthly column in the South China Morning Post, among other publications.
Debra is a member of the Magnum Club, an exclusive invitation-only group comprising the world’s top 50 women in the wine industry. Just a few of Debra’s string of accolades include: 7th Most Powerful Woman in Wine by The Drinks Business magazine; Entrepreneur of the Year (Women of Influence) by the South China Morning Post & the American Chamber of Commerce; the China Power List Award by WINE Magazine (China); and the Il Premio Internazionale (Vinitaly International Award).