Born in Cork, Ireland, having travelled the world since the age of 6, I finally decided to settle in a beautiful part of rural France and I bought the Cave/wineshop in April 2005.
With a deep passion for French wines for over 20 years, I decided to live my dream and spent an intensive year studying oenology (the study of wine) and viticulture (the study of grapes and the growing of grapes) full time at Château La Tour Blanche, Sauternes, qualifying with a Baccalaureat Professionnel in 2004. A further year at Bordeaux University in 2006 and I qualified with a DUAD diploma. (Diplôme d’université d’aptitude à la dégustation des vins).
I continued my studies with WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) in the U.K. by correspondence, with exams in London, and graduated with a Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits in March of 2010.
My studies continue through wine tastings, vineyard visits and wine books. Such fun.
La Revue du Vin de France, Le Guide des Cavistes edition 2015