Despite having grown used to her itinerant lifestyle, Meiburg concedes she has yet to achieve the right balance between her work and personal life.
"I have to learn to say `no' and manage to use the `no' word more often as far as work is concerned," she says.
To Meiburg, travelling is no longer a luxury. Staying home and spending time with her husband, friends and family is by far her preferred pastime.
"My hubby loves to cook. So, to me, relaxation is being in the kitchen with him while he is cooking and sipping a glass of wine," she says.
Meiburg has immersed herself in the wine industry and is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She has worked the harvest in Chile, pruned vines in Bordeaux and was also a cellar hand in New York.
Originally from Sonoma County, California, Meiburg was formerly a wine professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She came to Hong Kong in the mid-1980s and is one of only three women in the region, and 275 people globally, to hold a master of wine title,the highest accolade in the profession.
She writes wine columns for newspapers, contributes articles to magazines and regularly makes presentations and speeches. It's little surprise she was recently voted the most influential wine journalist in Hong Kong by 500 members of the trade. As a qualified wine judge and educator, she also judges wine shows on five continents each year.
Meiburg says she has made herself very visible in the wine industry, but notes that having such a prominent profile is a double-edged sword. She never seems to be able to leave work behind as she receives anywhere from 200 to 300 e-mails per day.
As a result, she often has to make large sacrifices to run her business, which encompasses several of her many interests pertaining to the industry.
The problem for Meiburg is that she likes to help people. And, with the wine trade being an intrinsically convivial business, networking, helping people and giving them advice is very much part of her life. "I always have friends of friends getting in touch, wanting my help and advice," she says.