Dermot Nolan MW

Dermot Nolan MW

Date an MW: 1997
Based in: Ireland
Profession: Wine Educator

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Biography

Having worked as the Retail Manager for The Wicklow Wine Company for the last four years I have just left (May 2017) in order to set up my own wine shop in Dun Laoghaire. This new venture, The Wine Library, will feature my specific selection of wines I like from all over the world . I have also worked as an independent wine consultant in Ireland, doing consultancy work involving training, sourcing, buying and wine list building. I have also judged at the IWSC, Mundus Vini, Michelangelo, Les Citadeles du Vin, Food Hotel Asia. In 2009, I was one of 12 people selected by Wine Australia to participate in the inaugural Landmark Australia Tutorial. I would consider myself to be a good taster with an unusual way of looking at things - someone who recognises class and quality but also has an eye for the interesting and different. I have been involved in IMW in many ways since passing in 1997 - education from 1997 to 2002, then again from 2010 to 2013, a member of Council since 2008 until 2014, an ad-hoc member of the Events Committee since 2005 until 2013 or so, developer of the Trips Policy and member of the Trips Committee until 2014 and once also a member of the Governance Committee. Whew!