Our Mission Is

To promote among its members a greater knowledge of and interest in wines and their service.

Our Mission Is

To arrange educational and cultural activities to this end.

Our Mission Is

To promote business, social and friendly functions among members.

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The Irish Guild of Sommeliers

About Us

The Guild of Sommeliers in Ireland was founded in 1958 as a subsidiary branch of the parent body in the UK. Mr. John Morgan of Morgans Wines in Dawson Street was the first President and the first Chairman was Mr Paddy Kingsbury of the Gresham Hotel; Mr. John d’Turton of McCullaghs Wine Merchants was the Secretary.

At an Extraordinary General Meeting in 1972 it was unanimously agreed to set up a parent body in Ireland and to promote branches in different parts of the Country.

In 1983 the Irish Guild of Sommeliers affiliated to the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI).

Who Can Become A Member?

Anyone involved in the sales, service, promotion and all aspects of the wine business is eligible to join the Guild.