Thrilled to have Eddie McDougall, The Flying Wine Maker, joining us at Speakers Connect!
Eddie McDougall is an award-winning winemaker, wine judge, columnist and host of the acclaimed 13-episode TV series The Flying Winemaker on Discovery Network’s TLC. In 2012, Eddie was named one of the Top 20 People Changing The Way We Eat and Drink by TimeOut. In that same year, Eddie also established his first wine retail concept in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central District. The venue was rated Number 1 Wine Concept by The Drinks Business Magazine and Virgin Atlantic’s Top 18 places you must visit in Hong Kong.
Eddie was raised in Hong Kong and Australia, making him a fusion of both cultures. His in-depth knowledge of cultural trends and linguistic abilities has helped him become a recognized authority on wine production, consumption and business trends. Eddie holds a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University, Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma of Wine Technology and Viticulture from the University of Melbourne. In 2013, he was one of only 12 elite wine professionals selected for the Len Evans Tutorial, regarded as the world’s most esteemed wine judging program.
Eddie has over a decade of winemaking experience with some of the most influential wineries in the New and Old World. In 2007, he took his first step as an entrepreneur, creating his own brand, Eddie McDougall Wines. Eddie’s collection of fine wines have regularly obtained 90+ ratings and won medals at international wine competitions. His wines are served at some of the most awarded restaurants in Australia and across Asia.
For those who have met Eddie, his passion for life and ambition for business innovation is readily apparent. Through his diverse portfolio of B2B training and wine business consulting programs, he has raised the bar for service, product selection, branding, and winemaking in some of the world’s leading restaurants, hotels and wineries. His international, high-profile wine events have created a cult following, revolutionizing the way people drink and enjoy wine globally.
Eddie’s talents are regularly acknowledged with invitations to provide expert opinions at world events, judge wine competitions, and lead panel discussions. His excellent communication skills and in-depth wine knowledge are in demand by leading finance, legal, media and hospitality institutions seeking entertainment and innovative wine education for their executives and high profile clients.