Mary O' Callaghan, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers presenting Masaharu OKA, President Japan Sommelier Association with a personalised bottle of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey and a plaque from the Irish Guild of Sommeliers , also in photo Andrew O' Gorman.

The President of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Mary O’ Callaghan, Council and Members congratulate Julie Dupouy, the Irish contestant on a very professional performance in Tokyo at the ASI Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World 2013   between the 26th and 29th March. Julie attained the highest position of any Irish contestant for many years. Well done Julie

L/R Julie Dupouy,  Irish contestant, Véronique Rivest, 2nd place from Canada, Paolo Basso, winner from Switzerland, Aristide Spies, 3rd place from Belgium and Shinya Tasaki, President ASI.

Congratulations to the winner and all contestants.

L/R Andrew O' Gorman, Ciara O' Callaghan, Mary O' Callaghan, Julie Dupouy,& Paul Young

Mary and Ciara O' Callaghan

Mary O' Callaghan

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