Julie Dupouy

Julie was born in the South West of France, cooking and sharing family meals together an everyday occurrence. Her passion for good food comes from her grandmother who cooked instinctively. Julie fondly remembers graphed kitchen wallpaper, covered in handwritten recipes with dishes her grandmother liked. On her 16th birthday her Granddad opened a bottle of wine from the year of her birth; she remembers being very excited & started reading about wine. A few months later, she told her parents she wanted to become a sommelier…

In Ireland since 2004, she has worked in some great restaurants, including Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Greenhouse and now Chapter One Restaurant as a consultant-sommelier. In 2016, she finished 3rd at the ASI World Sommelier Championship representing Ireland & the Irish Guild of Sommeliers. Julie hopes to inspire others with a view to opening the window into the beautiful world of wine and sensory pleasure.