Debbie Shing is the Ontario Director for GALLEON, the fine wine division of national importer Philippe Dandurand Wines.
Debbie holds her WSET Diploma, is a Certified WSET Instructor and is fluent in Cantonese, French and Italian. She has been teaching at IWEG since 2014.
Her 14+ years of wine experience spans all of Western Canada, including retail and head office roles within BC Liquor Stores, agency trade marketing in the Prairies and selling to fine wine restaurant and private clients in Toronto since 2012.
Debbie is also the founding Co-Chair of SWIRL, Ontario's flagship annual premium wine, beer and spirits event for trade and consumers. SWIRL was established in 2016 by Drinks Ontario.
With her trademark irreverent delivery, Debbie's teaching style is immersive, with particular focus on applying WSET content to the real world, and helping students to understand the big picture of the business of the wine trade. 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.
Wine Blog – www.venivinivici.ca
SWIRL – www.swirlto.com
Twitter & Instagram – @debbieshing