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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 DĂșn 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.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Eighth Irish Master of Wine

With this week's MW exam results the Institute now has 300 members, 8 of whom can claim Irish nationality. The eighth is Mary Gorman-McAdams; Mary is a wine educator with the International Wine Center in New York, a wine columnist for www.thekitchn.com, a freelance wine writer and a wine judge. She has a BA (Hons) in Languages and International Marketing from Dublin City University and an MBS from University College Dublin. She passed her WSET Diploma in Ireland in 2003.

For those of you who can't count, the eight are, in order of passing: 

Robin Kinahan (Northern Ireland), Alan Crowley (Republic of Ireland), Martin Moran (England, of Irish nationality), Dermot Nolan (Republic of Ireland), Jane Boyce (Northern Ireland), Fergal Tynan (Republic of Ireland) and Carmel Kilcline (Republic of Ireland).