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Hi, I'm Dermot Nolan, and I became a Master of Wine (MW) in 1997, and resigned from the Institute of Masters of Wine in 2023 after being an MW for exactly 26 years. I opened a wine shop in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, called The Wine Library, which closed in 2018, and this is my personal wine blog. I will do my utmost to be fair and responsible in my posts – please read my Who Pays article in re the ethics of wine trips and writing. I have worked in wine education, retail, and consultancy since 1990. I was a Director of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) from 2008 to 2014 and was also a member of the Events Committee, founder of the Trips Committee, and member of the Governance Committee. Having had problems with potentially libellous comments from unidentifiable posters, I now require that if you post a comment, you must identify yourself properly or it won't be published. Please note that I do not review products or services on request so kindly don't ask. I value my independence and I believe my readers (few that they may be) do so also.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Off to Landmark...

Hi to anyone who is reading this - I'm not sure which of us is the sadder! Me for writing this or you for taking the time to read it ;)

Tomorrow, Tuesday 26th May, I fly off to Australia as a guest of the Wine Australia to attend the inaugural Landmark Australia Tutorial.

This is a serious honour and I'm looking forward to it very much. I hope to learn about some of Australia's finest wines, as well as to meet some pretty impressive people.

So this new blog (my first attempt at blogging) is here to allow me to gather my thoughts as the tutorial develops and tp express them here. I hope, dear reader, that you find these idle musings of interest.

Dermot Nolan MW

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