Debra Solomon 2000
My interest in wine evolved over many years and while working for the Canadian Foreign Service in Trinidad, I managed the High Commission’s Commissary, importing wines for diplomats and official functions. I was later posted to Hong Kong where I pursued wine appreciation courses through “The Wine School” (a WSET accredited organization). Returning to Canada, in 1997 I began the Certificate program at IWEG and received my Diploma in 2000. Since that time I have been teaching classes at all levels from Intermediate to Diploma.
To support my wine consumption, I worked as the Marketing Director at the agency Philippe Dandurand Wines until 2005 and am currently working as the Export Manager for DGB, the largest independent wine & spirits producer and distributor in South Africa.