Thank you to our 2018 Conference Speakers and Best Sommelier Competition judges.

Based in New York, Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW is wine consultant, educator and wine judge. Since 2014, she has worked as the Bordeaux Wine Council’s Market Adviser for North America, where she leads its marketing and education programs focused on growing the North American Market for Bordeaux wines. Mary became a Master of Wine in 2011, a distinguished title held only by 370 people worldwide. In 2012 she was honored as a Dame Chevalier de L’Ordre des Côteaux de Champagne. In 2012 Mary joined the IMW’s Global Education Committee, which manages the Institute’s academic program, including the annual residential seminars and course days. She also serves as a mentor to MW students. Since 2003 Mary has been teaching Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) programs. She is a regular wine judge and seminar speaker at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards and TEXSOM Conference, and has also judged at the Decanter World Wine Awards and the Ultimate Wine Challenge.

Mary served on the board of the Society of Wine Educator’s (2012-2014) and is a regular speaker at its annual conference. She is a founding advisory board member of SommCon Wine Conference and Winebow’s annual Women in Wine Leadership Symposium