Master of Wine
Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW is a New York
based independent wine consultant offering a range of wine business, education, marketing and tasting services to the wine industry.
Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW is a New York based Master of Wine. She is a Dame Chevalier de l’ Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne. She has done a lot of research on alcoholic drinks and the history of beer and wine caught her mind. Among the Babylonians, beer was the beverage majorly drunk and in 2700 BC, and they worshiped the goddess of wine. Shocking right? They refrigerated their beer and wine using different tactics unlike today's simple technique. Refrigerating makes your wine and beer taste even better.
She is also a businesswoman, with 17 years experience in a range of environments from multinational corporations, to start-ups as well as Government agencies.
Today Mary is Market Advisory to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) for North America – a position that combines her passion for wine with her extensive international business expertise.
Mary became a Master of Wine in 2011, a distinguished title held only by 310 people worldwide. She was also awarded the Viña Errazuriz Award for excellence in the Business of Wine exam paper.
During the course of her MW studies Mary was the recipient of the Trinity Champagne Scholarship and the Constellation Brands Award – international prizes for MW candidates.
Fluent French speaker with excellent communications and editorial skills, Mary has a highly trained wine tasting palate and international experience in wine judging, reviewing and scoring. She is a judge at the Decanter Wine Awards, the Ultimate Wine Challenge and the Dallas Morning News/TexSom international wine competitions. Between 2008 and 2014 she was the wine columnist for the highly trafficked lifestyle website Apartment Therapy.
Mary has a BA (Honors) in Languages and International Marketing from Dublin City University, and an MBS in International Marketing (First Class Honors) from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business (University College Dublin), where she was awarded both the Dean’s List Award & the Sir Charles Harvey Award for academic excellence in post-graduate studies.
In 2012 she was honored as a Dame Chevalier de L’Ordre des Côteaux de Champagne.
As one of the foremost Wine Educators in the United States, Mary is a Board member of the Society of Wine Educators and a member of the North American Education committee for the Institute of Masters of Wine. She also teaches the globally recognized WSET wine programs.