Meet the Team: Debbie

Meet the Team: Debbie

Just who the heck runs this frigging website, anyway?

We thought it might help to shed some light beyond our About page. Here's a quick snapshot of The Q's editor-in-chief, our resident hobby chef, the company janitor - our founder Debbie Shing.



Debbie Shing

Debbie Shing Bio

Debbie Shing (she/her) is a WSET Level 4 Diploma graduate and Certified WSET Instructor with nearly 20 years of experience in wine sales and marketing across Canada.

She is a founding member of Vinequity, a newly-formed national collective and advocacy group for people of colour in the Canadian wine industry.

Prior to establishing Quvé and Quvé Group, Debbie has worked at two of Canada's largest wine companies, as well as in government liquor stores and the head office of BC Liquor Distribution Branch.

Debbie is on faculty at IWEG Drinks Academy since 2014 and has worked as guest sommelier at Barberian’s Steak House and BlueBlood Steakhouse.

She is also the current Membership Chair on the CAPS Ontario (Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers) board of directors, and is on the judging panel for Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants since 2019.

Debbie lives in downtown Toronto and speaks fluent French and Cantonese, with a good understanding of Italian and Spanish.

Follow her at @debbieshing on Twitter and Instagram.


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