Born in California, Debra Meiburg has lived and worked in Hong Kong for many years. She has worked there in the wine trade, as a multimedia wine journalist on TV and radio, as a teacher in wine education and as a wine critic and was the first Masters of Wine from Asia. Meiburg gained practical experience during harvesting in Chile, pruning in Bordeaux and winery work in New York and South Africa.
The versatile wine expert is active in numerous projects and areas related to wine. Her guide to the Hong Kong wine trade "Debra Meiburg's Guide to the Hong Kong Wine Trade" was published in 2011. She was awarded for her book "Tasting Wine with Debra". A regular wine column of hers appears in the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong).