Debbie Shing 2014
Debbie is a 10+ year sales & marketing professional in the Canadian beverage alcohol industry and obtained her WSET Diploma in 2013.
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Debbie discovered her passion for wine & spirits through tasting fine wines with a small group of fellow bons vivants during her university years. Debbie is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a BA in Communications and extended minor in Political Science.
She first built her career in the wine world by working in retail sales, public relations / communications and then managing special events & product releases for BC Liquor Distribution Branch, for a total of 7 years.
In the last 5 years, Debbie has been trade marketing manager in the BC, Prairies and Ontario regions for Mark Anthony Brands, a national distributor of premium wine, beer & spirits, giving her a unique worldview of the full Canadian beverage alcohol landscape. She is currently Territory Manager for the downtown Toronto on-trade (licensee) channel with Mark Anthony Fine Wine Merchants, as well as Co-Chair of the Trade Show committee within Drinks Ontario – the trade association representing local beverage alcohol suppliers and vendors.
Fluent in French and Cantonese with a good understanding of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, Debbie teaches WSET Level II Intermediate and Level III Advanced at both Yonge/Dundas and Humber campuses of IWEG. Her teaching style is immersive, with particular focus on applying course content to the real world. Whether you are in the hospitality industry, a liquor board employee or budding connoisseur, Debbie always adapts her classes to be relevant to your frame of mind.
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