Mary Ewing-Mulligan, CWE, MW

President, Instructor

Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Master of Wine, is a leading wine educator, columnist, and author. She was the first woman in America to become a Master of Wine, a title that represents the highest level of knowledge and proficiency in the wine trade. She is currently one of only 53 Masters of Wine in the U.S., and 396 in the world.

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Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW

Director, Instructor

As Director of International Wine Center, Mary Gorman-McAdams MW oversees all the school’s activities with a particular focus on optimizing the learning experience for students. She is an IWC instructor for the WSET Level 3 and the WSET Diploma Level 4. Her specialties are Bordeaux Wines and Champagne and sparkling wine.

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Michael Ahlborn, DipWSET

Academic Programming Manager, Instructor

Michael Ahlborn has been part of the International Wine Center team since 2010. He administers the WSET Level 4 Diploma program at IWC, guiding students through the complex set of courses and exams that the program entails.

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Paula Maia, DipWSET

Operations Manager

Paula is the Operations Manager and Buyer at International Wine Center. With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Paula has completed her WSET Level 3 Advanced with Distinction and the WSET Diploma Level 4. Paula has also formal training in culinary arts and holds a certification from the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners-ICIF.

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Maria Soerem

Student Services Coordinator

Maria is a native of Norway. She discovered her passion for wine while living and working in New Zealand. Traveling extensively throughout New Zealand’s wine regions solidified her love of wine to the point that she decided to make wine her career. Arriving in the U.S., she worked in wine and spirits retail in New York City and began studying at International Wine Center.

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