Taste, Discover and Share 

                   with Julie Dupouy

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   About me

I was born in the South West of France, in the city of Agen.


I come from a background were cooking and sharing family meals is really common place.


I think my passion for good food comes from my grandmother (my dad's mum) who was a primary school teacher and a very good cook. She would never (or very rarely) cook the same recipe twice.  Her kitchen wallpaper, graph paper in style, was covered in handwritten recipes that she liked.


From a very young age I was also passionate about perfumes and one of the best presents I ever got from my parents was a perfumer kit to create your own combination of aromas.


My very first significant memory of wine is from my 16th birthday. My Granddad opened a special bottle of wine from the year of my birth. I remember being very excited by the idea of it and I decided to start reading about wine and to try to understant it better.


A few months later, I told my parents that I wanted to become a sommelier...

Most recent achievements

3rd Best Sommelier in the World 2016 (Mendoza-ASI)

8th Best Sommelier in Europe 2013 (Sanremo - ASI)

15th Best Sommelier in the World 2013 (Tokyo- ASI)

Best Sommelier in Ireland since 2009 (Irish Guild of


Some of the places I worked

    The Greenhouse Restaurant

            Patrick Guilbaud Restaurant

    The Residence Private Members Club

                        Lyons Estate

Links to online articles

Hotel & Restaurant Times The Irish Times FFT.ie Le Sud Ouest Bulles Gourmandes


                      WSET Level 4 Diploma

                      WSET Level 3 in Sake

                      MC Sommelier

20131002_3 Sommellerie Internationale Wine.co.za Fine Dining Lovers

Picture taken by Jean Bernard

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