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Patrick Farrell MD MW

Patrick Farrell MD MW

Became an MW 1998

Based in United States

Languages English


In passing the MW IN 1998, I became the first medical doctor to achieve the credential. In the interim, I’ve been very active in the IMW as a mentor (with many mentees passing), examiner, IMWNA board member, course educator, and member of the trips committee. I have travelled around the world of wine extensively with friends and colleagues these past couple of decades. Now retired, I have recently begun a YouTube channel, Dr. Pat Farrell Master of Wine, that celebrates wine, food, cooking, health and travel. A website and associated educational program are planned for later 2021. I live in Huntington Beach, California with the love of my life, Bernadette.

Current employer: Self

Primary area(s) of work: Retired

Industry sector(s): Consultant, Educator, Journalism, Wine judge, Wine tourism

Wine styles: Champagne, Fine and rare wines, Madeira, Port, Sherry, Sparkling wine, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Alsace, Alto Adige, Austria, Baden, Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Canada, France, Galicia, Hungary, Lebanon, Loire, Mosel, New York, New Zealand, Okanagan Valley, Oregon, Pfalz, Portugal, Provence, Rheingau, Rioja, Sicily, South America, Tasmania, USA, Washington, Western Australia

Market expertise: North America

Specialisms: Maturation and blending, Wine styling, Blending, Elevage / maturation, Quality assurance and control, Sensory evaluation , Airlines, Investment strategies, Wine and health, Wine tourism, Wine judging