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Debbie Shing

Debbie (she/her) DipWSET is a WSET Level 4 Diploma graduate and a certified WSET Instructor with nearly 20 years of experience in wine sales and marketing across Canada. Prior to establishing her own agency in 2020, Quvé Group, Debbie has worked GALLEON, Philippe Dandurand Wines, Mark Anthony Brands and BC Liquor Distribution Branch.

Debbie is also the co-founder of Canadian non-profit organization Vinequity, the diversity committee lead for Drinks Ontario, the province’s trade association for importers of beverage alcohol, and membership director for the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) Ontario.

Debbie is on faculty at IWEG since 2014 and has worked as guest sommelier at Barberian’s Steak House and BlueBlood Steakhouse. She is a past judge for Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants as well as Intervin Wine Awards.

She is currently teaching WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.

Teaching approach:

My teaching style is based on “landing the plane.” Starting at cruising altitude, we will explore regions and concepts from a larger scale, then work our way down onto the knowledge tarmac where we’ll explore individual ideas in detail. You will also experience a lot of teamwork and group discussions, and I like to focus our time on mastering the SAT and WSET short answer exam style questions.