Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Master of Wine, is a leading wine educator, columnist, and author. She was the first woman in America to become a Master of Wine, and is one of 27 Masters of Wine in the U.S.
Mary is president of International Wine Center (www.internationalwinecenter.com) in New York City, which offers wine courses for serious consumers and individuals in the wine trade. She is also executive director of U.S. programs for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust® (WSET®), the world’s largest wine and spirits educational organization, which has affiliated schools in 25 U.S. markets.
She is author of Wine Style (Wiley), and has co-authored, with husband Ed McCarthy, the best-selling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, and nine other wine books in the …For Dummies series. She is a columnist for Wine Review Online, a contributing editor of Palate Press, and a freelance journalist. She is chief judge of the Critics Challenge wine competition and frequently judges at other major tasting competitions. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including membership in the Wine Media Guild’s Hall of Fame.
Mary is a director of the Institute of Masters of Wine (North America) and served as its president for the past four years.