Julie Dupouy – Champagne Brand Ambassador, Edward Dillon ltd.

  • Speaker Bio:

    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 understand 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 (Argentina – 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 Sommeliers)

     Some of the places I worked:

    • The Greenhouse Restaurant (current)
    • Patrick Guilbaud Restaurant
    • The Residence Private Members Club
    •  Lyons Estate
    • I am also running my own consultancy company called     “Down2Wine” www.down2wine.ie

    Presentation Title:

    Champagne masterclass