We were delighted to welcome back Mary Dowey, who is one of Irelandâ€™s most experienced wine writers and lecturers to the Cookery School recently. Mary spoke to the 12-week certificate cookery students about her life as a writer, how she started and what continues to inspire her.
â€œMary is wine editor of The Gloss since 2006, with a monthly column in the print edition of the magazine and weekly recommendations on thegloss.ie. For the previous decade she was wine correspondent of The Irish Times. She is the only Irish writer to contribute regular articles to the internationally acclaimed British wine magazine Decanter. She has written three books about wine besides contributing to several others.
Mary has run many wine appreciation courses and other events including the highly successful Gloss Wine Dinner Series at Dublinâ€™s Merrion Hotel, now in its tenth year. Enthusiastic about the whole world of wine, she has a particular weakness for finely crafted champagnes and sparkling wines – at any time of dayâ€.