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Barbara Boyle MW

Barbara Boyle MW

Became an MW 2016

Based in Ireland

Nationality Irish

Languages English, French

Barbara lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. She is a director and wine buyer for the wholesale company WineMason, which she established with her husband Ben Mason in 2014. Barbara has a law degree from Trinity College Dublin and worked as a chartered accountant and tax consultant until 2000, after which she edited a wine guide, The Best of Wine in Ireland, for two years and worked with the retailer Wicklow Wine Co. Barbara is married with three children who have a precocious knowledge of grape varieties. Her special areas of interest include the wines of Portugal, South Africa, Austria and Germany, and she is active in supporting a dynamic and independent wine scene in Ireland.

Current employer: WineMason

Primary area(s) of work: Trade

Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Business owner, Buying, Distribution

Wine styles: Cava, Port, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Austria, Germany, Portugal

Market expertise: Europe

Specialisms: Distribution, Financial and commercial structures, Importation, Independent retail, Restaurant wines, Supplier/customer relationships, Wine judging