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 59 Masters of Wine in the U.S., and 414 in the world.

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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

Senior Manager of Operations

Paula is the Senior Manager of Operations at International Wine Center. With over 25 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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