Master of Wine, DWS, WSET Certified Educator, Instructor

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Mary Margaret is one of only 40 Masters of Wine in the United States, of whom only 14 are women. She was the recipient of two highly coveted awards for her performance on the Master of Wine exams, earning both the Bollinger Medal for outstanding tasting ability and the Overall Achievement Award for being the top student in her 2016 graduating class.

Prior to becoming a Master of Wine, Mary Margaret earned the WSET Diploma and was awarded the Wine Australia Scholarship as the top overall performing Diploma graduate in the United States in 2011. She is also a WSET Certified Educator, and she has developed and taught wine courses for consumers since 2010.

Mary Margaret started working in the wine industry nearly nine years ago, shortly after earning a master’s degree in teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Now, Mary Margaret has worked on almost every side of the wine industry, including work in retail, restaurants, and wholesale in New York City, North Carolina, and California. Before moving to Napa to work as a winery sales manager, she was the Director of Retail Sales at North Berkeley wine, a French-focused importer, retailer, and wholesaler with a special focus on Burgundy. When not selling, teaching or talking about wine, you can find Mary Margaret drinking it. Her glass is usually filled with Burgundy or Champagne.