As Market Advisor to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) for North America, Mary is in the perfect position to provide us with an in-depth look at Bordeaux's white wines.
Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW is a New York based Master of Wine. She is also a businesswoman, with 17 years of experience in a range of environments from multinational corporations, to start-ups as well as Government agencies.
Today Mary is Market Advisor to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) for North America a position that combines her passion for wine with her extensive international business expertise.
Mary became a Master of Wine in 2011, a distinguished title held only by 310 people worldwide. She was also awarded the Via Errazuriz Award for excellence in the Business of Wine exam paper. During the course of her MW studies, Mary was the recipient of the Trinity Champagne Scholarship and the Constellation Brands Award international prizes for MW candidates.
In 2012 she was honored as a Dame Chevalier de L'Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.
As one of the foremost Wine Educators in the United States, Mary is a Board member of the Society of Wine Educators and a member of the North American Education committee for the Institute of Masters of Wine. She also teaches the globally recognized WSET wine programs.
Fluent French speaker with excellent communication and editorial skills, Mary has a highly trained wine-tasting palate and international experience in wine judging, reviewing and scoring. She is a judge at the Decanter Wine Awards, the Ultimate Wine Challenge and the Dallas Morning News/TexSom international wine competitions. Between 2008 and 2014 she was the wine columnist for the highly trafficked lifestyle website Apartment Therapy.
Mary has a BA (Honors) in Languages and International Marketing from Dublin City University, and an MBS in International Marketing (First Class Honors) from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business (University College Dublin), where she was awarded both the Deans List Award & the Sir Charles Harvey Award for academic excellence in post-graduate studies.
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Our continuing education program welcomes Mary Gorman, MW, for a webinar delving into the new EU wine laws...
IGP and AOP - The new EU wine classification system. What has really changed and what does it mean for the consumer and for wine educators? The session aims to explain the changes, what they mean and how they translate in the wine regions of France.
Mary Gorman-McAdams is a Master of Wine. She is also the recipient of the 2011 Errazuriz Award for the Outstanding Business of Wine Paper in the MW exams.
She also holds the WSET Diploma from the Wine & spirits Education Trust, London.
Mary is a WSET Educator at the International Wine Center, New York City, wine columnist for the highly popular blog and website www.thekitchn.com, freelance wine writer and wine judge. She is on the tasting panel of Vitis.com, a popular wine daily deal site. She has also been a tasting panelist for Wine Enthusiast and Wine & Spirits Magazines.
Prior to her life in wine, Mary held various senior international marketing positions in Ireland and France and lectured in International Marketing Strategy at University College Dublin Graduate Business School. Mary has a BA (Honors) in Languages and International Marketing from Dublin City University and an MBS (First Class Honors) from the University College Dublin (UCD) Graduate School of Business.