Jean is a member of the international Circle of Wine Writers and writes a monthly column for Retail News, one of Ireland’s retail trade magazines. She presents a regular wine slot with the national news station, Newstalk as part of the Sean Moncrieff Show, which broadcasts a nationwide “Movies and Booze” feature on a Friday afternoons from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.. She also writes a regular wine column for Prudence a bi-monthly magazine which prides itself on being the definitive Irish guide to savvy living and since April 2009 has been writing their weekly wine blog which is emailed to subscribers every Friday. For more information about Prudence or to sign up for their ezine www.prudence.ie
Starting October 2010 Jean now has a regular slot on TV as one of the featured wine reviewers on RTE television’s new afternoon magazine show 4 Live.
Jean’s website www.jeansmullen.com features the wine diary for the Republic of Ireland which highlights forthcoming trade and consumer events. This site provides a key planning role for all wine events taking place in Ireland.
Since 2006 Jean has been one of the wine judges at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, one of the wine world’s best known international blind tasting competitions. This year she participated at the 2010 Concours Mondial which took place in Palermo, Sicily. The 2011 Concours Mondial will take place in Luxembourg from 5th – 8th May, 2011. For more information about Concours Mondial their website is http://www.concoursmondial.eu/
Jean also judged at the 2010 Mundus Vini competition in Neustadt an der Weinstraße in Germany from August 27th – 29th 2010 and was a judge at the 2010 Vinipax which took place the Alentejo region of Portugal in October. www.mundusvini.de www.vinipax.com
Our thanks and appreciation to Jean for yet again another of her fantastic presentations to the students.