DIT Graduate receives Ireland’s Best Sommelier award

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Giuseppe A. Pariani, Frescobaldi Wines. Mary O’ Callaghan, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers, Díarmuid Cawley, Silver Medalist, Terence Kenny, World Export Manager. Champagne Pannier.

Diarmuid Cawley, a recent graduate of DIT’s Culinary Arts programme was awarded Silver Medal at Ireland’s Best Sommelier Competition. Diarmuid is employed as manager and wine consultant at the renowned Fallon & Byrne Restaurant, Food Hall and Wine Bar. He will shortly commence his Masters in Antropology at London City University.

Diarmuid competed against the crème de la crème of Ireland’s Sommeliers to claim the silver medal in the Best Sommelier in Ireland Competition held recently.  The candidates competed in the various tests designed to test their product knowledge and demonstrate their practical ability in a restaurant context/scenario. The jury panel consisted of journalists and gastronomic critics, the President of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Mary O’ Callaghan, and the current holder of the World’s Best Sommelier and “Association de la Sommellerie International” judge Gérard Basset.

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 Gérard Basset, Mary O'Callaghan and Tony Conlon

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