27th January, 2014 was the day that 23 sommeliers graduated at a graduation ceremony held at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin. Sommelier certificates and awards were presented by the Irish Guild of Sommeliers President Oliver J. Murtagh. Since taking up office last May this was the President’s first graduation ceremony. This course takes place each year and is run in association with the Restaurants Association of Ireland.
The course participants, all working in Irish Restaurants are from France, Italy, UK, Portugal, Czech Republic, Croatia, Mauritius, Canada, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Turkey and Ireland
Maxime Dubois, Dublin Wine Rooms . Best Taster & winner of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers, President’s Gold Medal- Presented by Oliver Murtagh, President, Irish Guild of Sommeliers
Mark Donohoe, Dublin Wine Rooms. Ist place overall in the examination & winner of the Restaurants Association of Ireland’s prize. This award was presented by Padraic Óg Gallagher, President, Restaurants Association of Ireland
The following graduated with the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Sommelier Certificate on the 27th January,2014 at a function held at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin.
Turker Erdogan, The Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny
Siofra O’ Brien, Wines Direct
Fiona Keating,Gotham Cafe
Magdalena Mocek, Ballyfin Demense
Balazs Kiss, L’ecrivain
Dominika Zemberyova, L’ecrivain
Denis Broderick,Robert Roberts
Fiona Cashin, Fallon and Byrne
Lindsay Madge, Fallon and Byrne
Scott Findlay, Fallon and Byrne
Vetina Tobin, Ill Folletto
Sé Gardiner, La Reserve
Bernardo Queiroz, The Westin Hotel
Michael Martin, Pacinos
José Cardoso, Pacinos
Arvine Goorwappa, Residence
Boris Jeric, Residence
Jana Crossley, Pearl Brasserie
Simone Passerini, Carluccio’s Ltd
Callum Hewitt, Hot Stove Restaurant
Evelyn Glynn, Doonbeg Golf & Country Club
Thanks to the following companies who sponsored product for the course:
Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd
Findlater Wine & Spirit Group
Searson Wine Merchants
Beam Global/Kilbeggan Distillery
Barry & Fitzwilliam
The Champagne for the graduation reception was sponsored by Febvre.
|Sommelier Awards for Maxime and Mark|
|Written by Frank Corr|
|Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:29|
|Twenty three sommeliers graduated at a ceremony held at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin. Sommelier certificates and awards were presented by the Irish Guild of Sommeliers President Oliver J. Murtagh.|
The Irish Guild of Sommeliers gold medal for the best taster on the course was presented to Maxime Dubois who is originally from Normandy, France and is working in the Dublin Wine Rooms Restaurant. The Restaurants Association of Ireland award was presented to Mark Donohue for achieving first place overall in the examinations and who also works at the Dublin Wine Rooms.
The presentations were made by Oliver Murtagh, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers and Padraic Óg Gallagher, President Restaurants Association of Ireland (second left). On left is Andy O’Gorman..
The course participants, all working in Irish Restaurants are from France, Italy, UK, Portugal, Czech Republic, Croatia, Mauritius, Canada, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Turkey and Ireland.
Oliver Murtagh, Guild President in his address stated” that the sommeliers graduating today should be involved in continuous learning. He advised them to keep studying and learning about their chosen profession. Reading about what other wine and beverage writers are thinking and doing can open your minds to self-improvement as well as reigniting your interest in and enthusiasm for your chosen profession of sommelier.