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Judges' Résumés 2009 SIWC

Debra Meiburg MW (Hong Kong)

Debra Meiburg MW (Hong Kong)

Originally from Sonoma County, California, now long time resident of Hong Kong, Debra Meiburg has travelled extensively, visiting key wine regions in North America, Europe, and in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile.  She has been a cellar-hand in New York State, worked harvest in Chile, pruned vines in Bordeaux. Debra has also judged extensively, in wine shows on four continents.

Debra holds the prestigious Master of Wine title, one of only three Asian residents to do so. 

She holds formal US qualifications as a wine educator and wine judge. Before moving with her husband to Hong Kong, Debra was Wine Professor, School of Hospitality, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.  These days, she is a high profile wine media writer and presents group and private wine education seminars throughout Asia. Her students include Asian cabinet ministers and other key political and business figures.

She is a contributing editor to the Asian Tatler Magazine which is published in major Asian cities. In 2007, through her popular weekly wine column in the South China Morning Post, she was voted one of the two "Most Influential Wine Journalists in Hong Kong" in an independent survey of 500 members of the wine trade.

This was Debraís first appearance on the Sydney Internationalís Judging Panel.

Read Debra Meiburg's Reflections on the judging

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